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Men’s Soccer Suffers 2-1 Overtime Loss at Haverford

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Wesleyan men's soccer team (0-2) fell to Haverford (2-0) in overtime on Saturday afternoon as both contests in the Jimmy Mills Tournament came down to extra sessions. The Cardinals and the Fords last squared off in 2015, where Wesleyan defeated Haverford 2-1 in overtime.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The first half was an evenly matched battle, where Wesleyan held a slight edge in shots (5-3).
  • The Cardinals had two back-to-back opportunities to get on the board in the 50th minute. Cameron Park collected the rebound after Tucker Kelsch's initial shot, but Ford goalkeeper Michael Iacono came up big, keeping the game scoreless.
  • Haverford's Nick Jannelli took advantage of a penalty kick at the 53:07 mark, making it 1-0.
  • Just 29 seconds later, Peter Baroff broke away from Cardinal defenders, riffling a shot that forced Wesleyan goalkeeper Chris Franklin off his line. A punching Franklin sent the ball out of bounds, giving the Cardinals a chance to tie the game.
  • At the 79:24 mark, Wesleyan's Alec Haas slipped the ball past Iacono, knotting the game at 1-1.
  • Just 4:06 into overtime, Jannelli connected with Max Krieg's cross before finding the back of the net.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Franklin made six stops in net for Wesleyan, while Iacono was forced to make four saves for Haverford.

UP NEXT: The Cardinals play Eastern during the final day of the Jimmy Mills Tournament tomorrow. Eastern fell to William Paterson earlier today as the William Paterson scored a penalty kick in overtime to edge Eastern 2-1. Kickoff for Wesleyan is at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, while Haverford and William Paterson square off at 12:30 p.m.