Not even the rain could cool tempers when Pierce College rallied from two goals down to tie Olympic College 2-2 on Oct. 9.
The yellow cards came out early with Olympic receiving six while Pierce finished with three.
Pierce started sluggish in the soggy weather and Olympic’s Ross Leebody took advantage, scoring twice in the first half.
“We didn’t put any pressure on them,” Pierce Head Coach Bill Pearson said.
Pierce defender Nathan Montoya was a bright spot for the team, playing with high energy all game.
That energy paid off early in the second half when he connected on a perfect cross with freshman forward Suku Hudson who cracked it in for Pierce’s first goal.
Pierce forward Jeremy Maldonado sealed the 2-2 tie as he tapped the ball in from two feet out off a blocked shot attempt by Pierce.
“Our boys stepped up and played to their potential the second half,” Pearson said.
Olympic College defender Jermaine Fletcher was ejected in the second half after receiving two yellow cards and missed his college’s next game.
The tie gives the Raiders an overall record of 3-4-3 and puts the team in third place in the South Division of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
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