The Tigers traveled to Beckley, West Virgina this weekend and came away with a 3-3 draw. Grace enjoyed their time away from home and were ready when it came game time. The Appalachian field was not as ready as the players. With puddles bringing the ball to a dead stop and preventing any time of quality passing or cutting from the players this would prove difficult for the Tigers. Still they jumped out early in full control when Josh Armstrong scored from quality strike. The Tigers would double their lead when Alex Stoddard beat the defense and then the keeper. The game was going well for the Tigers until near half, then the mess of a pitch again let it’s presence be known. With the ball sliding around it found an Appalachian player who hit a seemingly harmless ball that skipped of the muddy surface and beat keeper Aaron Jones. “It looked like Aaron had it covered, but it took a difficult skip and got under him. The conditions didn’t help but we created a two goal advantage and should have never given it away”, said Coach Buchanan. Appalachian would tie the game just before half as defender Andrew Clark possessed the ball and was judged to have fouled the opponent as he dribbled just outside of the eighteen yard box. The Appalachian player took a good free kick and the game was level going into half. Appalachian would then grab the early lead getting three unanswered goals. Grace responded as Nathan Colby would even it up at three. The game would go into two overtimes with Grace nearly scoring when Alex Stoddard put a ball in that hit the post and was all but in the goal but frantically knocked out the the opposing keeper. The game would finish in a 3-3 draw. Grace will next play Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan on Thursday.