WILSON, NC – Senior forward Marc Reilley scored with 12 seconds left Saturday afternoon as the visiting the North Greenville men’s soccer team spoiled Barton’s homecoming, 4-3.
Barton had taken a 3-2 lead in the 74th minute on sophomore forward Carter Ellis’ second goal of the day, but Reilley tied it at 3-3 in the 83rd minute. With the clock ticking down and overtime appearing imminent, NGU senior Danny Cobb ripped a 25-yard shot through a pile of players on the muddy, slick field that bounced out of Barton keeper Matt Coble’s hands to a waiting Reilley, who ripped the game-winner into the net.
Ellis opened the scoring in the 7th minute, but less than two minutes later, Gabriel Altmayer blasted in shot off a pass from Chris Hecke to tie it at 1-1. Barton claimed a 2-1 lead that held up until the second half when Heinz Guttenberger from close range after a Hector Bermudez shot bounced off the Crusaders’ keeper in the 29th minute.
NGU tied the match at 2-2 in the 52nd minute when Brazilian sophomore Max Duarte scored off an Altmayer assist, then Ellis put the Bulldogs up 3-2 on a cross from Fernando Guzman.
The Crusaders improve to 6-8 on the season.