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Overtaken in Ohio

Overtaken in Ohio

CLEVELAND- The Belmont University men's soccer team (3-10-1, 1-4-0) saw its two-game winning streak snapped as it fell at the hands of the Cleveland State Vikings, 1-0, Saturday evening in Cleveland.

"We played well. They just were able to put away their chance and we weren't," said Head Coach Bryan Green. "We had several chances and their keeper made two huge saves and the others just missed the target."

In the 66th, Cleveland State broke through to score the match's lone goal as Victor Zamora beat Grayson Rector (Peachtree City, Ga.) for his second goal of the season. Zamora received a touch on the left side of the pitch from Alec Nagucki, who connected with Zamora for the assist.

Belmont would search for the equalizer for the remainder of the match as it looked to draw even with the Vikings. In the 89th sophomore spark plug Rashad Hyacenth (D'Abadie, Trinidad and Tobago) registered a shot but his attempt would sail high over the frame.

The Bruins threatened to tie it up in the 81st but a shot from the foot of Hyacenth was saved. Just moments later, Matt Vuylsteke (Hamilton, Ont., Can.) registered a scoring chance for BU but it was to no avail as his attempt would miss wide.

CSU won the shot tally 12-6, while it notched four shots on goal compared to Belmont's two.  The Bruins held a 5-4 edge in cornerkick opportunities.

In the 51st the Bruins threatened when after a Raphael Colmanette (Sao Paulo, Brazil) setpiece, Nick Clarke's (Perryville, Md.) shot would miss wide.

Hyacenth was active all match as he compiled four shots, tallying two on frame.

After 45 minutes the Bruins and Vikings played to a 0-0 draw. The Bruins notched two shots while CSU posted five in half one. Hyacenth was Belmont's primary offensive catalyst as he tallied both shot attempts, putting one goal in the first half.

The Bruins return to action, Wednesday, Oct. 21, when they return to the Music City to host Wright State for a 6 p.m. tilt at E.S. Rose Park. The Bruins look to return back to their winning ways when they return home where they have registered all three of their wins on the season.