The Eastern Men’s soccer team played their second game of the season against Kansas City on Saturday. The game ended in a 2-2 win.
Eastern is now 0-3-2 in the Summit League and the Roos are 2-1-1.
It was Eastern’s second home game of the season and also marked the halfway point of the conference season.
Eastern’s offensive recorded 14 shots, 11 of which were after half-time. Kansas City also recorded eleven shots after half-time, having fired seven shots in the first half.
Eastern goalkeeper Jonathan Burke continued his busy start to the season, posting 8 saves to bring his conference-winning total to 37 saves this season.
Burke ranks second in the conference with 0.804 percent.
In the 20th minute, he was unable to stop a shot by Jony Muñoz from Kansas City, which gave the Roos 1-0 lead.
The Panthers would score the goal 12 minutes later when senior striker Shady Omar scored for his second goal of the season from a corner and linked him to Redshirt junior striker Reed Axthelm for the team lead.
The template for Omar’s goal came from Redshirt sophomore Munir Sherali, his first of the season.
The score stayed 1-1 for the remainder of the first half and well into the second before Eastern took a brief lead.
Sophomore striker Maxwell Allen scored his first goal of the season in the 67th minute, bringing the Panthers 2-1.
The lead disappeared almost immediately. After the Roos took possession of the ball after Allen’s goal, the player moved straight into the field and Muñoz got another shot behind Burke for his second goal of the game.
The two teams scored 9 shots in overtime, but despite a few tight calls, neither team managed to take the win.
Eastern will be back for the next two games against Omaha on Thursday and Saturday.
Omaha is 3-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Adam Tumino can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]