ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Needing three points to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Rochester Lancers settled for a 1-1 home draw with Cleveland SC at Marina Auto Stadium Friday night.
The Lancers were unable to hold onto a one-goal halftime lead in the National Premier Soccer League encounter as Chris Cvecko scored the equalizer off a feed from Kareem Banton in the 74th minute.
The result left the Lancers (2-2-2, 8 points) in fifth place in the East Conference Division while third-place Cleveland SC (11) moved to 3-1-2.
Rochester grabbed a 13th-minute lead as Rafael Godoi took advantage of a defensive mistake before finding Lukas Fernandes with a low cross. Fernandes finished.
On Sunday, the Lancers will have an opportunity acquire a much-needed three points at another home game.
In fact, the club hold a doubleheader at the stadium as all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. will receive free admission. Fathers also can sign up to receive a free haircut at the game by Cut Pro’s Barber Shop.
In the first game, the Lady Lancers (3-1-2, 8), who are in East Division leaders, will welcome New Jersey Copa FC (1-1-1, 4) for the United Women’s Soccer match at 2 p.m.
In the nightcap, the Lancers men will host sixth-place Syracuse FC (2-5-0, 6), which dropped a 2-0 home decision to Rochester June 6.
Both game dates will feature live music, kids bounce house, t-shirt tosses, frisbee tosses and more throughout the games. Youth soccer players are always free at Lady Lancers and Lancers home games, if they wear their youth soccer jersey.
For the game, all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. will receive free admission. Fathers also can sign up to receive a free haircut at the game by Cut Pro’s Barber Shop.