DENVER --- After a day-long weather delay in Denver, California Baptist University finally got underway against Metro State Tuesday morning, playing to a 1-1 tie.
The Lancers led heading into the final minutes of the game, but the Roadrunner pressure finally broke through for a score with 2:04 left to play, sending the game to overtime.
“This is a game we could have won, but we just broke down in the final minutes,” said CBU Head Coach Gregg Schroeder. “They are a well-organized, well-coached team and for the most part we handled them very well. We just didn’t deal with one guy at one time and that was the difference.”
The Lancers had several chances in overtime sending three shots just wide that would have won it.
With 12 minutes remaining in regulation MSU ramped up the pressure and finally broke through when Pierce Galan slotted a ball from the top right corner of the box for the score.
“We played very well, even short-handed like we are right now, for the majority of this game,” said Schroeder. “We just need to finish better and take advantage of our opportunities early. That’s what we’ll work on going forward. We had some great chances in this game, we just didn’t put them away.”
Anderson posted four shots in the game and Akubuilo had three. Joey Pacheco made seven saves in goal.
The tie moves the Lancers’ record to 0-1-1 on the year and MSU to 1-0-1. CBU will be back at it again tomorrow, taking on Colorado School of Mines at 3 p.m. (PT).