UMHB men’s soccer downs Trinity, 3-2, in massive comeback victory

BELTON- The last time UMHB men’s soccer took down Trinity in Belton, Ben Allen played 58 minutes in the 1-0 victory. On Friday night, he was on the field once again, this time as the program’s first-year assistant coach. And for the first time in 12 years, the Crusaders came up victorious against the Tigers, known for their consistency in the NCAA Tournament and status as one of the region’s power programs. 

Photo Gallery: Men’s Soccer vs. Our Lady of the Lake

UMHB head coach Ben Allen’s home debut was a victorious one on Saturday night, as the Crusaders narrowly defeated Our Lady of the Lake, 3-2.

UMHB found the back of the net early, as Ozarks transfer Daniel Lyon scored his first career goal for the Cru in the 21st minute, for a 1-0 lead. Just under three minutes later, Alex Bethke tallied his first collegiate goal, putting UMHB up 2-0. 

That was the score at halftime, and OLLU improved its defense in the opening minutes of the second half. But in the 64th minute, Lyon scored again, making it 3-0. And while OLLU had a late counter, with two goals between the 77th and 80th minutes, the Crusader defense did not allow the Saints to get into position for a potential game-tying shot over the final 10 minutes. 

The victory moves the Cru to 2-1 overall this season.

True To The Cru’s Russell Marwitz captured all the action as the match unfolded under the lights in Belton. Below is a collection of his field-level photos from the victory. For more, visit his website: 

Photo Gallery: UMHB Men’s Soccer vs. Jacksonville College

The regular season continues to get closer for the UMHB men’s soccer team, as they battled Jacksonville College in the second exhibition of the fall under the lights on Saturday evening. The Crusaders looked to be in good form, and a number of newcomers saw key playing time that should aid them down the road. UMHB finishes the exhibition schedule on Tuesday in a 7:30 p.m. match against Huston-Tillotson.

True To The Cru’s Russell Marwitz captured the action at the Cru Soccer Field on Saturday night. Below is a collection of his field-level photos from the match.

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