Conway, Ark. — The Central Arkansas Men’s Soccer team joined Oral Roberts at midfield before kickoff Tuesday night in honor of Golden Eagles member Eugene Quina, who died late last week, whose game was more than just Score. After the start of the game, the two teams tied 2-2, the Bears tied the game late in the game.
The tie improved Central Arkansas’ record to 4-4-2 and was the second time in the past two seasons that the game has ended in a tie.
Oral Roberts scored, broke the defence and scored the opening goal in the fourth minute, emotionally celebrating the first goal without Quina and honoring his memory. The Golden Eagles continued to be the attackers, beating the Bears 4-1 in the first 15 minutes and changing.
Once the Bears settled down, the defense locked up, allowing the visitors only two more throws for the remainder of the game. The only problem is that Central Arkansas has a hard time fighting back with its own offense. Also with just two shots for the remainder of the first half, defenses held their respective two-thirds, with little chance of them appearing as time went on.
As in the first half, ORU started the second half under pressure, scoring a free-kick just outside the box in the opening minutes. On a dangerous ball, the Bears stumbled into a bad situation on an unfortunate rebound, leaving an own goal behind by two.
Central Arkansas was undeterred and continued to push forward, forcing the Golden Eagles to take tough shots and giving the offense a chance to cut into the lead. Bears finally at 72nd Minutes, scored a goal to narrow the gap to a single point.Free kick taken deep in enemy territory, the ball falls at the opponent’s feet Jonathan Randallwho dragged it to Matthias Bendixon. Bendixon created some space, shot across the goal, moved the ball over the defender’s feet and curled it out of the post.
The score breathed new life into the Bears, who were once again motivated to look for an equalizer. Come on quickly and take another free-kick about 35 yards from the net.Bendixon puts the ball in, passes the ball to the wait on the silver plate Rich LaPointe-Guevarahe did the job in the 77th minute by tapping on the right side of the goal.
The two sides are now deadlocked again for the first time since the fourth minute, with the two sides fighting in the final 13 minutes. After falling behind early, the Bears were tasked with getting themselves back into the game with a 10-5 second-half win over the Golden Eagles.
On Saturday, Central Arkansas returned to the field for Charlotte, North Carolina, to take on the newest member of ASUN in Queens. Carolina kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET.