Overtime Goal is the Difference for Men’s Soccer

Overtime Goal is the Difference for Men’s Soccer

Wilkes University scored two minutes and 21 seconds into the first overtime period Wednesday night for the only goal of the game as the Susquehanna University Men's Soccer team suffered a 1-0 overtime loss to the Colonels in a non-conference game at Schmidt Stadium in Edwardsville, Pa.

Susquehanna (1-5-1) had a great scoring chance with five minutes left in the second half after a foul just outside the top of the box. The ensuing kick was deflected by a player in the wall sending the ball harmlessly to the side and was eventually cleared by the Wilkes (3-4-0) defense.

In overtime, Wilkes cleared its zone with a long goal kick with the play continuing down the right sideline. After a pair of River Hawks defenders applied a double team on the sideline the ball was forced out of bounds for a Wilkes throw in.

The throw came into the side of the box and was headed toward the middle of the box where an unmarked Wilkes player was able to knock the ball into the lower corner of the goal for the win.

Susquehanna held a huge 17-3 advantage in shots and took 11 corner kicks while Wilkes did not attempt one.

The River Hawks return to action Saturday to start the Landmark Conference schedule on the road with a 3:30 p.m. game at Catholic in Washington, D.C.