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Panthers tie with Huntingdon at home

Bastian Jedliczka (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—In the final game of the 2014 Jim 'n Nick's/Puma Labor Day Classic, the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie with in-state rival Huntingdon, Sunday afternoon on Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park.

BSC moves to 1-0-1 after defeating UT Dallas 2-0 on Friday night, while Huntingdon moves to 0-1-1 after losing to Oglethorpe Friday evening in the Classic.

The Panthers got on the board early in the match when junior newcomer Bastian Jedliczka scored an unassisted goal in the 15th minute. The 1-0 lead would stand until the 68th minute when Huntingdon's Zach den Besten scored to knot it at 1-1.

BSC played a man down for the last 10 minutes of regulation after sophomore Dominik Faber received his second yellow card, but the Panthers held off the Hawks for the remainder of the game, including both overtime periods. Neither team was able to score again, resulting in the 1-1 tie.

The Panthers had plenty of chances to score, out-shooting the Hawks 25-9, including 14-4 on-goal, with Huntingdon keeper Alex Brown recording 13 saves to help preserve the tie. BSC also took 11 corner kicks to Huntingdon's one.

The Panthers travel to Fayetteville, N.C., next weekend for the Soccer Kicks Cancer Invitational hosted by Methodist University. BSC will face Averett on Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern, and the host Monarchs on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.