Overtime Setback for Susquehanna Men’s Soccer

Overtime Setback for Susquehanna Men’s Soccer

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – It was a battle between the Susquehanna and Gettysburg men's soccer teams that could not be decided in regulation. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, a Bullets goal less than midway through the first overtime period handed SU a 2-1 loss.

Susquehanna (6-5-2) held a 1-0 lead – courtesy of a Sam Tana goal at the 50-minute mark – until the 84th minute when Gettysburg's K.J. DePontes scored a game-tying goal.

After 4:21 of overtime, Henry Smith scored the game winner off an assist from DePontes to end the game in favor of the Bullets (8-3-1).

The Crusaders finished with 19 shots to Gettysburg's 13 but the Bullets recorded 10 of those over the second half and overtime period. Nick Fecci and Max Reed had four shots apiece to combine for nearly half of SU's shots.

While the corner kicks were nearly even with four by SU and six by Gettysburg, four of those six by the Bullets came over a 70-second span late in the second half.

The first half came to a close without a goal by either team. Elias George had the final scoring chance of the half but his shot at the 40:20 mark went high.

Tana broke the tie with his goal off an assist from Fecci five minutes into the second half. That lead stood until late in the half.

Reed had SU's lone shot of overtime, a shot that went high, before Henry ended the game for Gettysburg.

Susquehanna remains home to host Moravian on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.