Two Second Half Goals Push Augsburg Past PLU
ST. PAUL - Emmanuel Amarh gave Pacific Lutheran an early lead, but Augsburg scored a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to beat the Lutes, 2-1, at the Twin Cities Soccer Kickoff Classic hosted by Hamline University.
With the defeat, the Lutes fall to 1-1-0 for the season. After tying Whitworth 0-0 in Friday's tournament opener, Augsburg is now 1-0-1.
Amarh, a freshman from Norway, scored an unassisted goal at 31:11 to put the Lutes ahead. His goal came with the run of play as PLU outshot the Auggies, 5-1, in the opening 45 minutes of the period.
Augsburg tied the game at 55:02 when Gobblieb Uahengo beat freshman keeper Mike Arguello, and it scored the winning goal at 59:00 with Chad Gilmer doing the honors. The Auggies outshot the Lutes by a 5-2 margin in the second half.
PLU ended up with a 7-6 advantage in shots and also had 11 corner kicks to just three for the Auggies.
Joe Rayburn started in goal for the Lutes and had one save while playing the first half. The junior starter has played 135 minutes without letting a shot into his net. Arguello played the second half and ended up with one save. Clayton Lynch had three saves for Augsburg.
Pacific Lutheran completes its three-game Minnesota trip with a Monday morning match at St. Olaf.
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