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Overtime Goal Lifts Wesleyan Past Eastern

Overtime Goal Lifts Wesleyan Past Eastern

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Wesleyan's Mike Gallo scored in the first session of overtime to lift the Cardinals 1-0 over Eastern on Sunday afternoon. This was the second day of the Jimmy Mills Tournament, where all four games came down to one-goal decisions. Haverford triumphed 2-1 over William Paterson in the first game of the day, for a 2-0 overall tournament record.   

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • There were few scoring chances for either team in the first half, with both teams limited to just four shots apiece.
  • Wesleyan had a great opportunity to score in the final minute of the first stanza. Komar Martinez-Paiz's initial header shot was blocked, before a rebound header by Max Neve went just wide of the goal.
  • The Cardinals held a slight edge in shots (9-5) during the second half, but neither team was able to put the game away, forcing the contest into overtime.
  • Just 4:34 into the extra stanza, Wesleyan's Gallo collected a loose ball just outside the 18 and buried into the back of the net, making it 1-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

Chris Franklin was forced to make just four stops in goal for the win, while Eastern's Ben Lochstampfor made four saves in net.

UP NEXT: The Cardinals are idle until next Saturday when they begin NESCAC play entertaining Bowdoin at 2:00 p.m.