Photo Credit to Sammy Croft
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Thomas Deeley tallied his first goal of the young season, but the Lees-McRae men's soccer team fell, 2-1, to Anderson (S.C.) in double overtime Thursday evening at Tate Field in Banner Elk, N.C.
The Trojans (1-0) scored a pair of unanswered goals while taking seven shots in the second half. The Bobcats (0-1) saw goalkeeper Tyler Pavlet (Goodyear, Ariz.) make four incredible saves despite taking the loss.
Deeley (Oxford, England) put LMC up early when he corralled a Taylor Gray (Hughesville, Md.) pass and blasted it past Devon Ashy at the 11:22 mark.
The assist was Gray's first collegiate point.
AU tied it on an unlikely play when a Brad Du Plooy free kick landed in the goalie's hands and he accidently backpedaled over the line with 18:52 remaining in regulation.
The Trojans notched the golden goal when Josh Calabria found the back of the net following a free kick with 7:38 on the clock.
The Bobcats travel to Carson-Newman Saturday, Sep. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Jefferson City, Tenn.
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