A&M Drop Two More Close Ones
Despite scoring five goals in the past two games, Alabama A&M came away without results as they dropped two one-goal decisions in the Hyatt Place Select Invitational tournament this past weekend in Nashville.
On Friday against Belmont University, A&M fought back from a three goal deficit on the back of Rogers Atugonza hat trick. The final goal came with just over a minute of regulation remaining and forced the teams into overtime. In the overtime, Belmont's Justin Hay scored the game winner in the 95th minute for a 4:3 final score.
Sunday afternoon's match saw A&M battle the soggy elements, give up a lead and fall 3:2 to Lipscomb University. A&M took the lead in the 21st minute, when Eric Kamya found Abraham Kassaye for Kassaye's team leading 5th goal of the season. At the half hour mark, LU fought back with two goals in 5 minutes to take a 2:1 lead into halftime. In the second 45, LU's Garrett Pettis hit net for what turned out to be the game winner after A&M's Samadu Mutumba pulled one back in the 82nd minute. A&M could not find the equalizer in the remaining 8 minutes and suffered it's 7th defeat of the 09 campaign.
UAH Draw At Covenant In A Gunslinger
Goals were in abundance as UAH rallied from two down late to earn a 4:4 draw a Covenant College on Saturday afternoon. Sean Kerber got the Chargers off to a good start with a goal in the 12th minute. CC responded with 2 tallies in the space of 12 minutes to take the lead into the end of the half.
CC added another goal before UAH's Brandon LeMier cut into the CC advantage. CC returned the favor two minutes later for a 4:2 lead. The final 15 minutes of regulation saw UAH spring to life. Tony Stock narrowed the difference in the 83rd minute before senior Devon Schleif knotted the score at 4:4 with 3 minutes left in regulation. Two periods of over time could not produce a winner and UAH comes home with a result on the road.