Men’s soccer battles to draw vs. No. 15 UMass Boston

Jon Mackey scored Lynchburg's lone goal Sunday in a 1-1 draw with UMass Boston.

Lynchburg Va. -- Jon Mackey (Leesburg, Va.) netted the game-tying goal in the 73rd minute as the Hornets drew UMass Boston, 1-1, in the third game of the Shellenberger Classic on Sunday.

The Hornets controlled much of the match, out-shooting UMB 20-7 through 110 minutes of play, but they were unable to find the back of the net more than once.

Roanoke (1-0-1) bested Pfieffer (0-2) in the final Classic game. The Maroons and Lynchburg finish the tournament as co-champions, each with four points in the standings and a plus-1 goal differential. Check back on tomorrow for the all-tournament team.


Final: No. 19 Lynchburg 1, No. 15 UMass Boston 1
Records: Lynchburg 1-0-1, UMass Boston 0-0-2
Venue: Shellenberger Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.



- The Hornets had several first-half scoring opportunities, launching five shots to go with five corner kicks, but Lynchburg managed just one shot-on-goal before intermission.

- UMass Boston's Marcelo Cunha broke the scoreless tie in the 56th minute on a 30-yard direct kick that was deflected into the goal by the Lynchburg defense.

- Mackey scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute, taking Michael Zhang's pass and punching it past the charging Beacons keeper into the nylon.

- Lynchburg out-shot the Beacons 7-0 in the overtime periods but were unable to score the golden goal.



Co-MVPs: Nate Berning, Lynchburg; Sam Rauf, Roanoke

Atticus Cooke, Roanoke
Tomas Correa, Pfeiffer
Rafael DeSouza, UMass Boston
Marc Hoopler, Roanoke
Austin Kues, Lynchburg
Jon Mackey, Lynchburg
Denis Martinez, UMass Boston
Dylan McLaurin, Lynchburg
Ryan Pikunas, Lynchburg
Jose Robertson, Roanoke
Fortune Sibanda, Roanoke



Lynchburg travels to the Roanoke College Kick-off next weekend, where the Hornets will take on The College of New Jersey and Penn State-Abington.