Mark down Wednesday, August 29, 2018 as another important date in the history of the Crowder men’s soccer program.
The Crowder Roughriders earned a 5-2 win Wednesday, their first under new head coach Steven Harrison, over Murray State (Oklahoma) at Roughrider Soccer Field.
It was surely a long trip back (officially approaching 5 hours) to Tishomingo for the Aggies.
With 15 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the first half, Crowder freshman Danny Lindo broke a 1-all score with a kick into the open net. Murray State freshman goalkeeper Keanan Ainge misplayed a ball in front, Lindo won the scramble to the elusive orb, and then had nothing but open net with Ainge down on the ground. Crowder freshman Daniel Doherty made the forward pass.
Crowder scored a pair of quick goals early in the second half, in fact both were separated by less than 20 seconds.
A Murray State defender tackled Lindo in the box and Crowder sophomore Evandro Conceicao delivered the penalty kick goal and 3-1 advantage.
Only 19 seconds later, Lindo scored again and the ‘Riders went ahead 4-1.
Murray State drew to 4-2 with a goal in the 71st minute, but with only 11 seconds remaining in regulation, Doherty closed out the scoring with a goal that probably wounded Murray State most.
Crowder, 1-1 on the season, returns to action Saturday, weather permitting, with a road match against Rose State (Oklahoma) in Midwest City.
The ‘Riders and the Aggies are slated to meet again in Tishomingo on Monday, October 1.