ANDERSON, Ind. – The Emory & Henry College (0-1-1) and Anderson (Ind.) University (0-1-1) Men's Soccer Teams finished their match in the Raven-Quaker Classic Friday evening with a 1-1 draw. The contest was called after 80 minutes due to darkness.
The Ravens got on the board first, scoring late in the 11th minute. Kenneth Kantande served a ball in to the area which was deflected by Guimps Pierre to Trent Barnhart, who put it past the goalkeeper.
Anderson held the 1-0 lead for a quarter of an hour before Emory & Henry equalized. With 16:04 left to go before halftime, freshman forward Tyequis Stallins (Chesapeake, Va.) struck a shot off of the post, which rebounded to the feet of freshman defender Nickolas Taylor (Portsmouth, Va.). Taylor cleaned up the mess, scoring his first collegiate goal to tie the contest, 1-1.
During the halftime break, thunderstorms and lightning entered the vicinity, causing the normal 15-minute intermission to last nearly two hours.
The second half finally started, but the two teams found themselves up against another foe, that of darkness. Emory & Henry held a slight upper hand offensively, putting four shots on goal in the second half to two for Anderson.
After 80 minutes, darkness had nearly taken over, and without lights at the Anderson Soccer Complex, the match was called as complete. By NCAA rule, a soccer match can be concluded due to darkness or for inclement weather after 70 minutes of play are complete.
Wasp junior goalkeeper Didier Grillet (Charlotte, N.C.) made five saves to earn the draw while Brandon Weer of Anderson stopped eight E&H shots.
The Ravens held a slim 17-16 lead in shots but the Wasps put nine of their attempts on frame compared to just six for AU.
Emory & Henry will be back in action on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., when it visits Earlham College in the final day of the 2015 Raven-Quaker Classic.
-photo courtesy of Caleb Johnston, E&H '15