WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University men's soccer team found the back of the net here Saturday against Lancaster Bible College but the visiting Chargers responded with two late goals to take the 3-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) tilt on Hoy Field.
Gallaudet (1-9-2, 0-7 NEAC) trailed 1-0 early when Josiah Groff scored off a free kick from Nathan Grimley. Groff's shot got past senior goalie Eric Setzer (Middletown, Md.) at the 17:45 mark. The two teams went into halftime with the Chargers (8-2-3, 5-2-1 NEAC) holding onto the one-goal advantage.
In the second half, Gallaudet ended its goal drought of 635 minutes when junior Conrad Baer (Fremont, Calif.) scored his third goal of the season on an unassisted kick into the Chargers net. The game was tied 1-1 with 20 minutes to play as the Bison gathered energy for the Baer goal. The Chargers, the third-best team in the NEAC, turned the tide in the 80th minute when Groff assisted Edward Bills on his fourth goal of the season. Groff scored his 11th goal of the season in the closing seconds to put the game away.
- Setzer stopped six of his game-high nine saves in the second half
- Setzer has made nine or more saves for the fifth time this season
- LBC outshot the Bison 23-6
- Gallaudet took only two corner kicks while the Chargers took six
The Bison will wrap-up a three-game homestand tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 11) at noon when they welcome conference foe Penn St.-Berks to Hotchkiss Field.