Dayton rally in stoppage time for draw with Rochester

Dayton Dutch Lions FC survives early goal with equalizer in stoppage time


Dayton, OH, April 11 2014 – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC capitalized in stoppage time with a 94th minute goal by Joe Broekhuizen to tie the Rochester Rhinos 1-1 at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium in Beavercreek on Friday night in front of 1021 people.


For most of the game the Rhinos managed to protect their early score, which came in the 277th minute on a cross from Onua Obasi, converted by midfielder Samuel Petrone.  The ball dipped into the bucket just out of the reach of Dayton goalkeeper Matt Williams for the early Rhino lead.


Although Dayton controlled possession and tempo early, Rochester responded well, and denied several Dayton scoring opportunities to hold onto their 1-0 lead at the half.


In the second half, Rochester came out of the gate ready to defend their lead with a strong physical presence.  Petrone’s shot in the 46th minute showed the Rhino determination, but Dayton’s Matt Willams dove hard for the save.  Dayton looked for a goal in 61st minute with a wicked run by Eli Garner, whose “canon” was pushed over the crossbar by Rhino keeper, Luis Soffner.  Dayton failed to convert their corner kick in spite of confusion in the box and the Rhinos maintained their lead.


Five minutes of stoppage saved Dayton, and the equalizing goal finally came in the 94th minute by Joe Broekhuizen.


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The resulting 1-1 was somewhat of a relief for Dayton Coach Sid van Druenen, who noted, “There was a moment when the speed of the ball was good, the tempo was high, and there was flares of what we wanted to play.  But there was too much of the long ball. The work ethic was fantastic but the soccer we showed today is not the soccer we want to show.”


Dayton looks forward to their second game on the road, this time facing the Harrisburg City Islanders (0-1-0) on April 19th.  The Dutch Lions return home for an April 26th game at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium against the Richmond Kickers (1-0-1) .


Line up:

Williams, Bowlen (Thuriere), Granger, George, Smith, Harada, DeLass, Walker (Beckham), Vickers (Broekhuizen), Schoenfeld, Garner


Steefan Beerens, Media Relations

Photo Credit:  Jeremi Blurton


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