Thursday, September 21

Trojans fall to Ohio Valley 2-1 in OT

By Andrew Preston

The Trojans 6-8-1 (4-5-1) lost in overtime 2-1 to Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Ohio Valley University 11-4 (8-2) Thursday night at the Trojan Soccer Complex.

Tonight’s game was the first home match the Trojans have played in over three weeks. The Trojans returned to the Trojan Soccer Complex upon completing a five game road trip in which they went 3-2.14813551_10205979667169221_497143536_n

The first half the Trojans and Fighting Scots battled a tough 45 minutes, but neither team was able to score. The Trojans were out-shot by the Fighting Scots eight to two.

As the rain poured throughout the night, the condition of the pitch continued to grow worse. Both teams were slipping, unable to truly get into form.

In the second half both teams scored a goal. First the Fighting Scots got on the scoreboard when Nicolas Rodriguez beat Trojan goalie, Tyler Delgado, at 71:13. The Trojans were determined to not give up and almost exactly 15 minutes later (86:10) the Trojans’ Sean Anderson tied the game. Anderson’s equalizing goal sparked the Trojans final few minutes of regulation play.

With momentum on their side the Trojans entered into overtime. The added period didn’t last long as Pedro Gonzalez scored the game winning goal for the Fighting Scots at 91:36.

The Trojans will face Cedarville University on Saturday in key a G-MAC matchup with playoff seeding at stake. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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