Grizzlies battle No. 11 Young Harris to 1-1 draw

The Georgia Gwinnett men’s soccer team tied 11th-ranked NCAA Division II opponent Young Harris College in a 1-1 defensive affair on Saturday night in Lawrenceville.

The Grizzlies (7-3-1) slowed the Mountain Lions’ (7-1-1) five-game win streak in the contest, which wrapped up a season-high four-game homestand for GGC.

Georgia Gwinnett picked up a goal in the first half by sophomore Martin Lugo, who converted off of a Young Harris turnover. The Mountain Lions’ Homero Perez also tallied a first-half score before the teams failed to produce a deciding score in the second half.

Offensive chances were not easy to come by.

The two teams combined for just four shots on goal all game, as GGC’s Lewis Sharpe and YHC’s Pedro Ozi each had one save apiece.

There were just 13 total shots in the contest, as Ibrahima Sissoko’s two shots were tied for a game-high.

The Grizzlies moved to 4-2-1 at home in Lawrenceville, and produced a tie and a win (at Auburn Montgomery) against the two teams that handed them their only two losses a season ago.

The Grizzlies now hit the road for a five-game trip away from home through four different states, starting next Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn., against Tennessee Temple.