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Overtime Goal Lifts Middlebury Past Wesleyan, 1-0

Photos Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photos Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Wesleyan men's soccer team (3-9-0, 2-6-0) was edged 1-0 in overtime at Middlebury (7-2-3, 4-2-2) on Sunday.  

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After a scoreless first half, Middlebury turned up the pressure in the first few minutes of the second session. Following a bid from Ben Potter that sailed wide of the net two minutes into the half, a pair of attempts by Daniel O'Grady were both denied by Cardinal goalkeeper Teddy Lowen.
  • Wesleyan's JJ LaCorte had an open look from 20 yards out in the 59th minute, but his hard rolling shot was saved by Panther keeper Matthew Hyer.
  • Following a restart in the 72nd minute of play, Middlebury's Raffi Barsamian saw his serve headed on goal by Peter Davis, but Lowen was there to make the save.
  • The Cardinals best chance to score came on a corner kick with 6:30 remaining in regulation. Cameron Park's corner was briefly cleared before Jack Wolf put a hard shot on goal that Hyer knocked away.
  • Middlebury came out charging in the overtime with a pair of good looks early. Drew Goulart had a nice opportunity less than a minute into the extra session, but his low, hard shot was denied by Lowen. Just 1:30 later, Michael McFarlane's bid on a header was stopped by Lowen.
  • The game winner developed as Davis sent the ball into the box from 25 yards out on the left side. Wihelm quickly put a touch on the back before turning and scoring with a shot into the left side of the net from 10 yards out. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Lowen was solid for the Cardinals, punching out several opportunities, while recording eight saves.
  • Hyer made three saves in goal to pick up the win for the hosts.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will celebrate Senior Night on Friday evening as they entertain Amherst at 7:30 p.m. on Citrin Field.