Samuel Edoung-Biyo saved the Rhinos from an unprecedented disaster.
Jalen Brown set up Edoung Biyo for a header in the 120th minute as the Rhinos got past GPS Omens from Massachusetts 2-1 in a U.S. Open Cup match Wednesday night at Capelli Sports Stadium.
A long ball hit Brown in stride down the right side of the penalty box. He served a chest high pass that Edoung-Biyo leaned over and left his feet to head in.
It was Edoung-Biyo’s first professional goal. He made the Rhinos after paying his own way for an open tryout in December.
The goal kept Rochester unbeaten against lower division teams in Open Cup matches at 17-0 all-time.
Brown opened the scoring early in the second half with a low shot from the top of the box that benefited from just the slightest deflection. It was his first goal of the year.
Grant Campbell answered moments later for GPS Omens with an easy as you please free kick from 20 yards out that he stuck in the upper right hand corner.
The Rhinos advance to face the New England Revolution in the next round of the Open Cup. That game will be in two weeks on the road in Foxboro.