Cardinals Suffer Heartbreaking Loss in Overtime to Williams, 2-1

Photo by Peter Stein '84
Photo by Peter Stein '84

THE BASICS:

Score:
Williams 2, Wesleyan 1 (OT)
Records:
Wesleyan (5-6-1, 2-5-0 NESCAC), Williams (7-2-2, 4-2-0 NESCAC)
Location: Williamstown, Mass. (Cole Field)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 12 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University men's soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Little Three rival Williams College, 2-1, in an overtime contest on Saturday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The two teams played a scoreless first half, with the Ephs outshooting the Cardinals, 6-2.
  • Williams would break the scoreless tie at 59:37 in the second half on a Brandon Dory goal, which was assisted by Mohammed Rashid.
  • An Ephs foul at 65:55 would give senior Charlie Gruner a penalty kick, and he took advantage as his shot found the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1. The goal was Gruner's third on the year.   
  • The teams would head into overtime tied at one.
  • Just over five minutes into the overtime period, Malcom Moutenot would win the game for Williams, as his unassisted goal gave the home team the 2-1 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Ephs held the advantage in shots at 14-10. Williams put five shots on goals to Wesleyan's three.
  • The Cardinals held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.
  • Christian Alcorn earned his seventh win on the season as he made two saves in the contest.
  • Jack Katkavich '17 made three saves in the loss.
  • Charlie Livingstone '18 and Mike Gallo '20 led Wesleyan in shots, as they took two apiece.   

 UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will return to action tomorrow as they will take on Middlebury College at 2 p.m.
  • Williams also returns to the field tomorrow as they will host Bowdoin at 12 p.m.

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