CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Despite facing a tough opponent on Saturday evening, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers came ready to fight against the Lancers of Grace College. The game would be a tight one the entire way, as neither team would be able to find the back of the net in the first 90 minutes, despite multiple quality looks from both sides.
After a scoreless 90 minutes, the game would be forced into a ten minute overtime. In the first overtime, the Trailblazers would manage the only shot between the two squads, however a quality save from Grace's Kurt Hamlin would keep Jesse Current's kick from deciding the game. In the second overtime period, it appeared the evening would end in a tie before Grace's Ulisses Miranda scored unassisted with 2:52 remaining.
Overall, the Trailblazers would finish the day with six shots on goal and ten shots overall. Goalkeeper Roberto Varela would have an enormous day, saving six of the Lancer's seven total shots on goal. The Trailblazers now stand at 1-6 on the season and will now look ahead to a matchup against rival Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday.
"I am proud of how the men came out today," said Head Coach Josh Murton. "We had a quality opponent come visit and we played with passion and discipline. There is a lot we can build on moving forward from this game."
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