It looked for a long time as if the Elon University men’s soccer team’s game against Radford University was going to follow an all-too-familiar script.

Once the Highlanders scored, every Phoenix fan wondered if the team’s dormant offense, which has struggled all year to find the back of the net, was going to be able to find the equalizer.

As it turned out, the Phoenix found the goal it desperately needed in the 64th minute when sophomore midfielder Rett Webb put away his rebound to tie the score. When neither the Phoenix nor the Highlanders found a second goal, Elon escaped with its second tie on the young season.

The Highlanders jumped on top in the 28th minute, as senior midfielder Krzystof Nalborski slotted a free kick from 25 yards out past Elon senior goalkeeper Nathan Dean for his first goal of the season.

But it was not enough to get the Highlanders their third win of the season, as Webb salvaged the tie for the Phoenix.

The tie moves the Phoenix to 3-2-2 on the season, while the Highlanders moved to 2-2-2.

The Phoenix returns on the pitch on Friday, Sept. 26 against Coastal Carolina University. That match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.


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