Oct. 7, 2013
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Joey Tinnion scored the first goal of the match in the 63rd minute as the Oakland men's soccer team (4-2-5) drew a 1-1 tie to Denver (5-3-3) Monday night at the OU Soccer Field. Tinnion has scored three goals in the last two matches.
"Denver is an excellent team as they have high-level players all over the field," said coach Eric Pogue. "To have such a quality match with two quality teams gave the fans an exciting night. Even though both teams probably would have liked to walk out of here with a win, to get a tie against a quality opponent like Denver is something we will take."
After a scoreless first half, Tinnion would get OU on the board as Gavin Hoy passed him the ball in traffic and broke away from the Pioneer defense and took a low shot to the far left post into the back of the net. The goal marks a team-leading fifth goal for him on the season.
The Pioneers would answer quickly in the 66th minute as Sean Lewis made a save but was unable to collect the rebound and DU's Eric Kronenberg would capitalize on the loose ball to make the score 1-1.
Shawn Claud Lawson would have an opportunity to give Oakland the lead with a penalty kick in the 71st minute after a DU foul inside the penalty box, but would rip the shot off the crossbar. Denver would lead in shots 3-1 in the overtime periods would neither team was able to get a solid scoring opportunity as the game ended 1-1.
Lewis would finish the match with four saves and allowed one goal, while Denver's Oliver Brown finished with three saves and allowed one goal.
The Golden Grizzlies will begin a four-match road trip starting on Saturday when they head to Wright State to face the Raiders in a Horizon League match beginning at 5 p.m.