GREENVILLE, Ill. - The men's soccer team kicked off their 2019 regular season with a match against Millikin that ended in a 1-1 no contest. The match concluded in the 70th minute, just 25 seconds shy of becoming an official match when lightning within 10 miles required a delay and eventual end.
Greenville fell behind in the sixth minute when a GU foul just outside the penalty box led to a free kick that was headed past goalkeeper Nick Holland to give Millikin a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 in Millikin's favor until Greenville tied the match in the 56th minute.
Greenville earned their goal when Juan Salazar capitalized on a deep Millikin turnover, controlled the ball, and took a shot that short-hopped Millikin's goalkeeper and bounded past him into the net.
The Panther pressure was evident throughout the match as Greenville outshot Millikin 10-4 and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Millkin managed to put three shots on goal, two of which Holland stopped for saves.
The Panthers (0-0) will try again on Saturday to play their first match of the season when Rockford visits Greenville for a 3 p.m. contest.