The No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team (3-0) hosted their second home match of the season and survived a tightly-contested affair by a score of 1-0 against Limestone (1-1-1) Saturday afternoon at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex in double overtime.
It was three minutes into the second overtime when Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Ismael Noumansana (Bamako, MALI) made a crisp pass through the middle and senior forward Kevin Nadeau (Morganton, N.C.) was at the right place at the right time to knock the match-winner off his foot and into the back of the net. The goal was Nadeau's second of the year.
Lenoir-Rhyne won despite Limestone holding a 12-9 edge in shots taken. Three of the Bears' shot attempts were on goal (33 percent) and four of the Saints' 12 shots were on goal (also 33 percent).
Lenoir-Rhyne senior Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) outpaced the Saints' goalkeeper, Thomas Osborne (Summerville, S.C.), four saves to two. King, who improved to 3-0 on the year, still has held the Bears' opponents without a goal this year.
Both teams had their chances with seven corner kicks for Limestone and six for Lenoir-Rhyne. The Bears and Saints fought in a physical defensive match that included four yellow cards and a total of just 21 shots.
Lenoir-Rhyne will hit the road to face Catawba in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., in its South Atlantic Conference opener.