2017 Men's Soccer
Record: 8-7-1 Home: 3-3-1 Away: 5-4 AAC: 1-6
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Head coach Jonathan Lenzrz (pictured above) talks to his team at the halftime of its 3-2 season-opening win at Life.
Life University
Men's Soccer - Tue, Aug. 22, 2017

MARIETTA, Ga. – Point University (1-0) earned a victory in its season-opening match at Life University (0-1), 3-2, in Tuesday, Aug. 22 non-conference intercollegiate men's soccer action at Lupo Family Field in Marietta, Ga.


   Life got off to a quick start with a goal from forward Thierry Jules at 2:39, giving the Running Eagles an early lead, 1-0.


Neither team could find the back of the net for the remainder of the first half, but in the second half, Point tied the score with a goal from freshman defender Rafael Freitas (Barreiro, Portugal) at 57:48, assisted by freshman midfielder Koen Vos (Budel, The Netherlands) and junior wing Jeisson Palencia (Bogota, Columbia), evening the score, 1-1.


Not waiting long to answer the Skyhawks, Life regained the lead, 2-1, with the second goal from the foot of Jules at 64:28.


Point evened the score once again, 2-2, at 69:22, when freshman forward Juan Gomez (Malaga, Spain) found the back of the net on a pass from sophomore forward Marvin Deans (St. Mary's, GA), and the Skyhawks took their first lead when Gomez got free and connected on his second goal of the match at 71:33, allowing Point to go on to defeat the Running Eagles by that same score, 3-2.


Both teams took 16 shots on the night.  Point totaled 12 shots-on-goal and eight corner kicks during the match, while Life finished with nine shots-on-goal and four corner kicks.


Junior goalkeeper Ned Avies (Rochester, NY) played the full match for Point, allowing two goals and making seven saves, and Joe Davis played the full 90 minutes in goal for the Running Eagles and allowed three goals while making nine saves.


Next Match: Coached by Jonathan Lenarz, the Skyhawks host Faulkner University (Ala.) for a non-conference match on Friday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET at River Bowl Stadium in West Point, Ga.