Lenhart gets even

By Pearl Allison Lo

A game that involved a penalty goal by his own hand, Steven turned it around in a 1-1 draw between his San Jose Earthquake and the New York Red Bulls Sunday.

It was New York’s fourth draw in their last seven games.

The Quakes experienced deja vu in the 31st and 32nd minutes from the last game. Another team member, this time Lenhart, was called for a handball in the penalty box and Brandon Wright-Phillips got Jon Busch to react first. Wright-Phillips scored on the penalty kick to put the Red Bulls on the board first. It was Wright-Phillips’ 17th goal of the season.

In between the call and the kick, San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski received a yellow for arguing.

Lenhart got a yellow card in the 64th minute after numbering the amount of times he was fouled during the game, but nothing was done.

Things looked rather hopeless for the Quakes until Lenhart got some goonie magic going with an 85th minute goal to level the score. It was scored on his second touch in a row and was his first goal of the season.

Wondolowski and Phillips got the first four shots of the game.

In the 4th and the 7th minutes, Wondolowski’s chances started from the right side, originating from teammate Shea Salinas.

Wright-Phillips’ contributions came a bit later, with the first in the 23rd minute and the second in the 28th minute.

The Quakes’ Jason Hernandez had a perfect header to prevent a goal in the 31st minute as Busch was caught near the post defending as well.

Game notes: New York had 21 to San Jose’s seven fouls and the Quakes won duels 61 to the Red Bulls’ 42. San Jose returns home Wednesday at 7:30pm to host the Chicago Fire.


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