2013 Men's Soccer
MSJ 2, Bluffton 1 (OT)
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant
Oct. 9, 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio - A goal with less than a minute left in regulation and another with a little over a minute left in the first overtime for Mount St Joseph stunned the Beavers who were looking for their first conference win in over two calendar years on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The 2-1 loss was a heartbreaker for the Beavers who fell to 0-9 overall and 0-2 in HCAC play. The Lions improved to 2-10 and earned their first HCAC win (1-1) of the season..
After a scoreless first half, Beaver freshman Grant Stutzman (Sugarcreek/Hiland) was able to power one into the back of the net with the assist from Peter Carlson (Toledo/Springfield) to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute. The Beavers looked set for a victory until a free kick during the final minute. The Lions were able to get the ball into the box and power a header into the back of the net and stun the Beavers, tying the match at 1-1 and sending the contest to extra time.
The overtime period was dominated by the home team as they outshot Bluffton, 4-0. The MSJ goal finally came in the 99th minute off of a corner kick from Christopher Earls. He centered a pass that Shane Hall was able to put in the net to give the Lions a 2-1 victory.
The Beavers will hit the road again on Saturday, Oct. 12, when they head to Richmond, Ind., to take on the Earlham College Quakers who currently sit at 2-0 in conference play. The match will begin at 3:30 p.m. Bluffton returns to the Sears Complex next Wednesday, Oct. 16 as Anderson University comes to town. The Ravens are currently 4-8 overall, but 0-2 in HCAC play. The match is slated to start at 4 p.m. Come support your Beavers!