|Graceland University ( 3-6-1, 1-4)||1||1||2|
|Evangel (Mo.) ( 2-9, 0-5)||1||0||1|
|1||09:31||Rafael Yegros (Graceland University)|
|1||28:22||Kyler Moore (Evangel (Mo.))|
|2||88:35||Andres Ruiz Rueda (Graceland University)|
|Graceland University||Indv. Leaders||Evangel (Mo.)|
|2 Players (#10,#11) - 1||Goals||#19 Kyler Moore - 1|
|2 Players (#11,#18) - 1||Assists||None|
|#6 Jorge Morales Reyes - 5||Shots||#10 Julio Quezada - 3|
|#1 Liam Smith - 4||Saves||#0 Josiah Dinwiddie - 12|
|Graceland University||Team Statistics||Evangel (Mo.)|
|21 (16)||Shots (on goal)||9 (7)|
SPRINGFIELD, MO – A late goal by Graceland University's Andres Ruiz Rueda gave the Jackets a 2-1 victory over Evangel University.
Graceland has improved to 3-6-1 on the season and 1-4 in the Heart. Evangel has dropped to 2-9 overall and 0-5 in conference play.
The Jackets got on the board quickly as Andres Ruiz Rueda connected with Rafael Yegros in the ninth minute of the game. GU led 1-0. Graceland continued to pressure Evangel's backline, taking four more shots over the next 10 minutes. In the 36th minute of the game, EU evened the score at 1-1 with Kyler Moore's goal. Before the first half was complete, Graceland looked to regain the lead, but the score remained tied at 1-1.
After halftime, Evangel turned up the pressure creating opportunities and chances. The Jackets battled to regain momentum. With just over a minute remaining in the game, GU's Joachim Kikuni found Andres Ruiz Rueda to go ahead 2-1. Graceland won by the same margin when the clock ran out.
The Yellowjackets outshot Evangel 21-9 in the game, including placing 16 shots on goal to EU's seven.
Graceland University will continue on the road on Wednesday, October 4 at William Penn University.
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