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Golden Eagles Tie Western Illinois 1-1 Saturday

Golden Eagles Tie Western Illinois 1-1 Saturday

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts 1 – Western Illinois 1
Record: ORU (5-3-2, 0-0-1) – WIU (2-5-3, 0-0-1)
Location: Alumni Field (Macomb, Illinois)

MACOMB, Ill. – In the 2018 Summit League opener the Oral Roberts men's soccer team tied the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 1-1, Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Illinois.

The Golden Eagles scored first in the 31st minute of the match to take a 1-0 lead when Tanguy Guerineau scored an unassisted goal after receiving a free kick that deflected off of a defender.

Western Illinois' Christian Junna tied the match 1-1 in the 41st minute by scoring in the right corner of the net off of a Jamison Kozar assist.

Inside the Box Score
- Western Illinois out-shot ORU 17-5 in the match. The Golden Eagles had three shots on goal, while the Leathernecks had six.

- Nicolas Mertzokat played all 110 minutes in today's match and recorded five saves. It was Mertzokat's season debut.

- Dante Brigida recorded one shot on goal. Jorge Barrientos had one shot on goal as well.

- Tanguy Guerineau took one shot on goal and scored one goal in today's match.

- There were 35 fouls called in today's game.

- ORU took three corner kicks in the match while Western Illinois had six.

Up Next
ORU will travel to face Valparaiso Monday, October 1 at 6 p.m. CST in Valparaiso, Indiana.

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