Men’s soccer review

Elijah Ringler

Zach Balthazar
Zach Balthazar

The UMKC men’s soccer team began its spring season with a 2-2 draw against Missouri Science & Technology (S&T) at Stanley Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field on Saturday. The Miners put a goal in early with a free kick from the edge of the 18-yard box in the seventh minute and were in command for much of the match.

The Roos got on the board in the 38th minute after sophomore Tom Black placed two consecutive penalties in the lower lefthand corner, the first of which did not count due to an infraction. S&T answered back not a minute later and held the lead for all but 22 minutes in the match.

Freshman Zachary Balthazar finished up the scoring after pouncing on a loose ball from close range. The match was particularly active in the final two minutes as junior Luke Harman was sent off for picking up his second yellow card and Head Coach Rick Benben earned a yellow in the ensuing protest. Luke Harman is also a staff writer for U-News.

The Roos next spring match is at Rockhurst on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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