The Buena Vista men's soccer team overcame both a lengthy weather delay and a 2-0 deficit by scoring a pair of unanswered second-half goal to pull even in a match that was eventually called after regulation and ended in a tie.
Due to lightning in the area early in the evening, the start of the contest was nearly two-and-a-half hours late getting started due to the delay in the start of the women's match that was played beforehand. The Storm put in a pair of goals over the first 25 minutes of the contest and held that 2-0 lead at the break. BVU, however, kept clawing back despite being outshot, 27-7 in the contest, and got second-half goals from Jared Dow and David Arona to tie things up at 2-2. Arona's goal off an assist from Jhareese Walker, came with under 15:00 left in regulation. Gum Riak was credited with an assist on Dow's goal six minutes into the period which gives him two assists on the year.
Manuel Garcia Aguilar went the distance for BVU in-goal and had eight saves.
"My guys never stopped believing," said head coach Ben McArthur. "To have a long rain delay and a short warm-up, then go down 2-0 and come back and battle for a point on the road is huge. The guys played with amazing heart and we will try to use this result to continue to compete in conference play."
Buena Vista earns a big point for the conference standings as the Storm came in tied with Loras atop the American Rivers standings at 3-0. BVU is now 0-2-1 in conference play and will now host Wartburg College on Tuesday night, October 9, at 7:30 p.m.