Dayton Draws With ETSU In Season Opener

August 25, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Dayton men’s soccer team came from behind and tied East Tennessee State in the season opener Friday at Baujan Field.

The Flyers (0-0-1) battled back from an early deficit to draw with the Bucs (0-0-1) who finished last season as the No. 33 team in the RPI and an NCAA Tournament participant. They were picked to win the SoCon title this year as well.

KEY STATS

  • The Flyers got their lone goal from Icelandic freshman Thor Helgason, who opened his Dayton account.
  • Sophomore midfielder Rok Taneski recorded his first assist of the season, going with his team-high six assists from last year. He also led the team with three shots Friday.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Federico Barrios had a career-high nine saves in a standout performance.
  • There were five cautions given out in the game, two yellows and a red for Dayton, and two yellows for ETSU.
  • The Bucs outshot the Flyers 14-8

COACH’S QUOTE

  • “I thought the guys came out a little slow in the first half. ETSU got on top of us kind of early, but once we went a man down, we woke up and put together some really good soccer. We put some chances on goal. Thor did great getting the goal. We had a couple chances to win it. Ultimately, I was happy with the fight of the team”

UP NEXT

  • The Flyers will head to Fort Wayne for their first road game of the season against the Mastodons on Sunday at 4 p.m.
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