BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Emmanuel College men's soccer team traveled to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC, to take on the Bobcats. The Lions came out on top, 2-1, putting them 3-0-1 in conference and 6-1-1 overall.
In the first half, the Lions failed to take any shots while the Bobcats managed to take 5. Lion's goalkeeper Giuliano Palma saved both of the two that were on goal, resulting in a scoreless first half for both teams.
The scoreless streak was broken in the 83rd minute, when Kevin Fitzgerald scored a goal for the Lions off a free kick.
Shane Cronin increased the lead for the Lions only 50 seconds later, when he scored his fourth goal of the season.
With only 43 seconds left in the game, Agustin Ortiz scored for the Bobcats, resulting in a final score of 2-1.
Palma ended the evening with 5 saves for the Lions, totaling 51 so far this season. As of October 1, Palma had 41 saves, the seventh highest in the country among division II schools.
Next up, men's soccer will take on Southern Wesleyan in Central, SC, on Wednesday, October 11.
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