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Breslin Comes Up Big With Five Saves in Draw against Marymount

Brian Breslin punting a ball
Brian Breslin punting a ball

ASHLAND, Va. - Randolph-Macon remained undefeated in its first three games as the Yellow Jackets tied Marymount 1-1 on Tuesday afternoon at the R-MC Soccer Field. The Saints scored the first goal in the first half but R-MC responded through Andrew Gyimesi (Midlothian, Va./ Hanover), who scored his first goal of the season.

Marymount then took the lead in the 25th minute with their first shot on goal. Ahmed El-manialawy scored the goal for the Saints.

The Yellow Jackets responded with sustained pressure following the goal. R-MC would then find the equalizer 37th minute. After a cross in the box, the Marymount goalkeeper spilled the ball, which fell to Gyimesi, who made no mistake in front of goal and scored his first goal of the season to level the score at 1-1.

Randolph-Macon led on shots 6-3 in the first half and led 3-0 on corner kicks.

In the 57th minute Marymount had a great opportunity to take the lead. The Marymount forward cut into the box and fired a low shot across the goal, but sophomore goalkeeper Brian Breslin (Fairfax, Va./ W.T. Wilson) made a fantastic save by diving to his left to collect the ball.

Just moments later the Saints had another opportunity to score but freshman Paul Duffy (Salem, Va./ Salem) made two miraculous blocks to keep the Yellow Jackets level.

Breslin would come to Yellow Jackets rescue twice in the space of a couple of minutes. The first came from a shot outside the box that he had to dive low towards the corner to make the save. Then came a Marymount shot following a cross that was heading in the top right corner of the goal, before Breslin miraculously saved the attempt at goal.

Breslin recorded five total saves in the game, increasing his tally for the season to 10 saves through three games.

Senior Logan McHugh (Aberdeen, Md./ West Nottingham Academy) led the team with shots, recording three on the day.

The Yellow Jackets will be back on the field September 10 and 11 for a double header against Wesley and Washington College.