Written by: Antoine Lynch, Athletic Media Specialist
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's soccer team saw a late penalty kick from visiting King (Tenn.) University wipe away a Bears lead that would result in a double overtime 3-3 draw Tuesday afternoon at the MAC.
The first half saw both teams get prime opportunities at scoring chances before the Tornado's Carlos Saavedra found the back of the net curving in a shot to the right corner, providing King (Tenn.) the 1-0 lead in the 31' and halftime score.
After the break, the offense turned up a notch from both teams. Freshmen Ben Zuhlke (Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) earned the equalizer in the 55' converting a header from senior Carl Kennedy (Bolton, England).
Within the next nine minutes of action, both teams traded goals with King (Tenn.) scoring in the 61' and Shaw answering the bell at the 64' when freshman Andrew Camilo (London, England) scored in the 64'. Leading scorer freshman Brandon Linares (Kernersville, NC) would be credited with the assist before giving the Bears their 3-2 lead knocking in a loose ball in front of the net at the 81' mark.
King (Tenn.) closed an early thought of a Bears victory tying the contest again at 3-3 with a penalty kick in the 86'. Both teams had chances in the last minutes of regulation, but neither could convert sending the contest to overtime.
During the first overtime session, Shaw almost ended the contest in the 93' sending a shot just wide. King then got a shot off before the first segment ended but it would sail high.
As the overtime period continued, King (Tenn.) saw its best look to end the contest with a victory at the 103' but Shaw keeper sophomore Theo Delaleu (Les Essarts Le Roi, France) came up with the crucial save to keep the score 3-3 and sending the contest to a draw.
Shaw's record now stands at 1-6-1 while King (Tenn.) goes to 1-4-1 on the 2019 season.
The Bears return to action on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Mars Hill. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.