Railsplitters fall to late header at Anderson

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2019

By LMU Athletics

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Lincoln Memorial University men’s soccer team fall to a late header by Anderson University in the 83rd minute on Saturday afternoon.


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Renato Oban gave the Trojans the lead after finishing a ball off the post from Alexand Cox-Ashwood in the 39th minute of action.

Railsplitters defender Tom O’Brien notched a goal off of a cross from midfielder Kazimir Lauber to tie the match in the 82nd minute of the match.

In about 90 seconds of the LMU goal, Anderson’s Colin Burris headed a ball in off of a direct kick from Jhon Vacca to regain the lead, leading to a setback for the Blue and Gray.


The Railsplitters trailed the Trojans in shots (10-21), shots on goal (3-9) and led in corner kicks (7-3) on Saturday afternoon.


AU – Gal Elyahiv notched a pair of saves and one goal against in 90 minutes of play.

LMU – Robin Hermann steered away seven shots faced for the Railsplitters with two goals against.


After today’s setback, LMU maintains the lead all-time in head-to-head play against the Trojans at 7-5-1 dating back to September of 2007.


The Railsplitters will come back to Harrogate and continue their final push for the postseason hosting the Newberry College Wolves. Kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.