Bonilla's late tally gives UNCG 1-1 tie with UNC Asheville
ELON, NC – Michael Bonilla's goal with 6:01 remaining in regulation tied the match as UNC Greensboro forged a 1-1 tie with UNC Asheville in Sunday afternoon men's soccer action at the Elon Tournament.
Jokull Elisabetarson was named the MVP of the tournament as UNCG went 1-0-1 in the tourney. Elon lost to East Tennessee State, 1-0, later in the day to give UNCG the best record in the tourney during the weekend. Chad Dickerson, Matt Elliott and E.J. O'Keeffe also earned all-tournament honors.
Bonilla, a redshirt sophomore, recorded his first collegiate points of his career off a through ball. Tim Masters and Matt Strine recorded assists on the play, which erased UNCA's chance for its first win of the season. The Bulldogs had jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute when Caleb Alexander scored unassisted. Alexander's tally came after a misplayed clear attempt by UNCG.
Dickerson, making his second straight start, made six saves for the Spartans (1-3-1). UNC Asheville's Lassi Hurskainen made five saves for the Bulldogs (0-2-1), who have never beaten the Spartans in 12 tries. UNC Asheville had a 19-16 advantage in shots, while UNCG had a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks.
UNCG returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Campbell at 7 pm.
SCORE BY PERIODS
SCORING: UNCA – Alexander (unassisted) 64:44; UNCG – Bonilla (Strine, Masters) 83:59. Shots: UNCA 19, UNCG 16. Saves: UNCA 5(Hurskainen 5)UNCG 7 (Dickerson 6, TEAM 1). Corner kicks: UNCA 2, UNCG 9. Fouls: UNCA 15, UNCG 13.
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