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Eagles Score Two Late Goals to Sting Hornets

9/17/2012

In their first American Midwest Conference contest of the season the Williams Baptist College soccer squad fought its way from a goal behind to earn a victory over Harris-Stowe State University Saturday in St. Louis.

The Eagles fell behind in the 55th minute when they conceded a goal to Cory Loberg. However, WBC fought back scoring two goals in a 52 second span.

The tying goal came from WBC's Henry Pineda with eight minutes remaining when he broke behind the Hornets' defense to finish at the keeper's far post. Chris Williams followed Pineda's equalizer with the game winning goal less than a minute later, when he pounced on a deflected shot.

"Our leaders led, they fought back and gave every ounce of energy they had. Henry and Chris are two of the hardest working players we have and their heart proved the difference. The whole team earned this victory," said Head Coach Shane Stolz.

The Eagles outshot Stowe 17-to-8. Freshman goalkeeper Cody Jones came up with three crucial saves for WBC.

"It is vital to begin conference play with a 'W.' This league is tough and any time you can get a good result on the road it is considered a success," said Stolz.

Williams is now 1-3 on the season overall and 1-0 in conference. They travel to Conway, Ark., on September 17, to finish a postponed match against Central Baptist College. On September 22, they will jump back into the AMC with a crucial home contest against William Woods University. The game will be played at Walnut Ridge beginning at 11 a.m.

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