By Brian Hoffman
After a scoreless first half, the Roanoke College men’s soccer team scored twice in the final 20 minutes to come from behind and defeat Shenandoah on the road last Friday. The game was moved up one day due to the impending weather conditions from Hurricane Ian throughout Virginia.
Neither team was able to find the back of the goal in the first 45 minutes as both teams saw the scoreboard at 0-0 at halftime. The Hornets got on the scoreboard first with a penalty kick in the 60th minute after the Maroons committed a foul inside the goal box.
Nathan Carey leveled the match for RC at the 73:57 mark off a pass from Harrison Kraus. It was Carey’s first goal of the season. Then, with less than seven minutes left in the game, Till Schumacher took a pass from Jake Berecz at 83:01 and scored what became the game-winner. It was also Schumacher’s first goal of the season. Zach Behe played all 90 minutes in goal for RC making five saves.
With the win the Maroons improved to 3-4-1 overall and they were scheduled to play at Hampden-Sydney Wednesday. On Saturday the Maroons are back home for a 5 pm game with Randolph-Macon at Salem’s Kerr Stadium.