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ETSU Edges Liberty in OT

September 4, 2018  Johnson City, Tenn.  RSS
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ETSU Edges Liberty in OT

A header by Danny Barlow in the 99th minute pushed the ETSU Buccaneers past the Liberty Flames 1-0 in overtime, Tuesday afternoon at Summer-Taylor Field.

After neither team scored in regulation despite the Flames playing a man down for the last 26 minutes, the Buccaneers scored off a corner kick for the victory in overtime.

Liberty drops its second consecutive match and falls to 2-2 on the year. ETSU improves to 1-3 on the season.

Scoring Summary
99' – Danny Barlow (assisted by Cameron Woodfin, Bruno Andrade)

Turning Point
Playing with 10 men due to a red card during the 63rd minute, Liberty attempted one shot over the final 38:05. Meanwhile, ETSU fired seven shots, but only two on goal, including its golden goal.

Key Stats & Notes

  • For the second straight year, ETSU defeated Liberty 1-0 in highly competitive game. Last season, the Buccaneers goal came during the 38th minute.
  • The Flames, who entered the game averaging 2.67 goals per match, were shutout for the first time this season.
  • For the first time this season, neither team scored in the first half in a game involving the Flames.
  • ETSU outshot Liberty, 19-6. However, the Buccaneers only put four shots on goal, while the Flames had three shots on goal.
  • Goalkeeper Brogan Engbers made three saves in the contest.
  • Forward Matt Zaczyk led the Flames with three shots, all on goal, while leading scorer Tresor Mbuyu had two.
  • The start of the match was delayed 45 minutes due to lightning strikes in the area.
  • The Flames finish their three-game road swing, their longest of 2018, with a 1-2 mark.

Up Next
Liberty returns home to Osborne Stadium, this weekend. The Flames will host the Niagara Purple Hawks on Friday. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Liberty will welcome the Manhattan Jaspers to Osborne Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.