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RU does the “Harlem Shake”

Internet fads hit every month or two, but rarely are they as popular in the real world as in the meme-o-sphere. The “Harlem Shake” has divided the Internet into two parts: those who made a video and those who hate the whole thing with a passion. Continue reading RU does the “Harlem Shake”

High Times at Highlanders Festival

The blare of bagpipes could be heard all the way across campus as the wafting smell of funnel cake lured students and townies alike to Radford University’s 17th annual Highlanders Festival, featuring bands, drum circles, activities for the kids and even a woman chasing a herd of sheep. There was something for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading High Times at Highlanders Festival

Men’s soccer experiences first loss against UNC Asheville

The Highlanders were in action again, looking to add to their seven consecutive home wins dating back to the 2009 season, as they welcomed the University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs at the Patrick D. Cupp Stadium on the windy and frigid Saturday afternoon. Despite the cold weather, many fans, including the RU #9 club, cheered the Highlanders on in attempt to extend their home record.

Brian Gwanzura (5) and Iyiola Awosika (11). Photo by Brian Hollingsworth.

The Bulldogs are a defensive team that have scored 10 goals and conceded 14, compared to the Highlanders who have netted 30 goals so far. The Highlanders were also hoping for a repeat of the 4-1 win they had last year against UNC Asheville. The heavy wind, cold weather and slick turf slowed the game pace as both teams failed to find the right flow.

UNC Asheville started off completely different than the defensive side they are known for because they did not absorb a constant attack from Radford. The Bulldogs’ goalkeeper made six saves as the Highlanders outshot Asheville 12-3. However, the Highlanders only created one notable scoring opportunity from Luis Grande, who dribbled through two defenders and hit inside the cross bar only to see the ball bounce back to the hands of the keeper.

Dario Redondo (25). Photo by Brian Hollingsworth.

The Highlanders’ discontent did not end there as star striker Iyiola Awosika was unable to continue due to an injury he suffered after being pushed off the ball during the second half.

The big striker, Bryan Bartels, was a constant threat to the Highlanders’ back line throughout the game. He netted the winner in the last minute of the first overtime inside the 18 yard box.

The loss was a discouraging one for RU and its coaching staff.

“It was a spirited UNC Asheville team, and it was a good win for them,” said Head Coach Marc Reeves. “I’m hugely disappointed to lose at home, especially when we had so many chances. Our guys still have to compete better at the start of games and have to create better quality chances as opposed to hoping that something comes off.”