Early Goal Spells Difference For Soccer Men

Jesus Trejo had three shots for the Royals. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Jesus Trejo had three shots for the Royals. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The EMU soccer men lost a close 1-0 game on the road today against Roanoke. With the defeat the Royals fall to 4-4-1 on the season and 2-1 in the ODAC picking up their first conference loss.

The game was an evenly fought match between the two teams with neither finding a clear advantage. The Maroons were able to capitalize early in the 11th minute on a goal by Jose Robertson on a shot from the right side.

The Royals had an opportunity late in the first half to tie the game off a corner kick, but the header attempt by Emmanuel Boamah (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) was saved by the Roanoke goalie.

The second half was as evenly played as the first half was. EMU had a chance at the very end of the game on a shot that Dominic Powers (Culpeper, Va./Fresta Valley Christian) that went wide.

The Maroons outshot the Royals 13-12 and 5-3 on goal. Emmanuel Kampanga (Kinshasa, Congo/American School) had four saves in goal for EMU. Jesus Trejo (Winchester, Va./John Handley) and Boamah both had three shots for the Royals.

The EMU soccer men return to action Tuesday, October 2 when they host Shenandoah at 7:00pm in a conference matchup.