Monday, October 6, 2014


     The Patriot men’s soccer team (7-4, 3-2 MSC) defeated archrival Georgetown College (2-8, 0-3 MSC) 1-0 over the weekend on a goal five minutes into the first overtime.

     The Patriots looked to get on the scoreboard first in the fifth minute when Marvin Wesselburg (Essen, Germany) had a shot that was saved by the Tigers’ keeper. The Tigers had a chance to take a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, but the Patriots’ keeper CJ Powell (Louisville, Ky.) made the save to keep the game at 0-0. Wesselburg had another chance in the first half, but the shot was stopped by the Tigers’ keeper. The Tigers got a little testy in the first half as they were called for two yellow cards in the opening frame. Defense would rule the first half as both teams headed into halftime tied at 0-0.

     Things wouldn’t change after intermission. The Patriots had a chance in the first minute of the second half, but the Tigers’ keeper came up big again to keep the game at 0-0. Patriot forward Max Bristow (Exeter, England) had an opportunity in the 51st minute that went wide. Bristow had another opportunity in the 64th minute, but the Tigers’ keeper made yet another save. The Patriots last chance came in the 88th minute when Tyler McKenty (Benton, Ky.) and Ashley Woods (Manchester, England) broke free, but were unable to find the back of the net.

     With neither team able to find the back of the net in first 90 minutes both team would battle in a 10 minute sudden death overtime. The Patriots would finally break through five minutes into the opening overtime when Marvin Wesselburg made a cross through the box to Ashley Woods who then put it in the back of the net to give the Patriots the 1-0 win. Woods now ranks 11th in the nation with three game winning goals on the season.

     The Patriots were led by Max Bristow with four shots for the Patriots. Marvin Wesselburg and Ashley Woods each tallied three shots apiece. CJ Powell and the Patriot defense recorded their fourth shutout of the season. Powell played all 90 minutes in goal while recording one save on the day. The Patriots outshot the Tigers 14-2.

     The men’s soccer team will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to MSC foe Campbellsville University at 8 PM.