COLUMBUS, Ga. – In a neutral site, mid-week matchup, it took 108 minutes to determine a winner between Saint Leo men's soccer and Montevallo at Columbus State University at the Walden Soccer Complex. The Falcons knocked off the Lions 3-2 in double-overtime on a golden goal with 2:20 remaining on the clock.
Saint Leo held a 1-0 lead at the half before going up 2-0 with 1:12 left in regulation. Montevallo scored two goals in a minute span to tie the game before the final horn of regulation forcing overtime.
The shots were equal with Saint Leo holding a slight edge 18-17. Montevallo edged out Saint Leo in corner kicks 6-2.
Final Results: Montevallo def. Saint Leo 3-2 2OT
Where: Walden Soccer Complex | Columbus, Ga.
Record: SLU 2-6 | UM 8-3
How It Happened
25'| Carlos Moncayo recorded the first goal of the game from 25-yards out to put the Lions up 1-0. | SLU 1-0 |
58'| Brian Werchek crossed a ball from the left side of the field to Bafou Sanogo who then buried it in the back of the net for the Lions' second goal of the game. | SLU 2-0 |
89'| Kevin Francis tallied the first Falcon goal with a 1:12 remaining in the game on a deflection from a header to cut the deficit to 2-1. | SLU 2-1 |
90'| Steven Rocca scored the game-tying goal to force overtime with the Lions with a goal with 11 seconds remaining. | TIED 2-2 |
108'| Oliver Cylkowski notched the game-winner on a through ball fed from Daniel Muyambi to end the game. | UM 3-2 |
Points to Note
- Saint Leo moves to 2-6, 1-4 SSC after the 3-2 defeat to Montevallo in Columbus, Ga.
- Carlos Moncayo and Bafou Sanogo each tallied a goal in the game for the Lions. The goal was a first of the year for Moncayo and third for Sanogo.
- Brian Werchek picked up his second assist on the season with the assist on Sanogo's goal.
- Alex van Hulle got the nod for the Lions in goal and took the loss after recording five saves on eight shots on goal in the 107:44 minutes played.
For the Opponent – Montevallo
- The Falcons improve to 8-3 on the year. Kevin Francis, Steven Rocca and Olive Cylkowski were credited for the three Montevallo goals on the night.
- Steven Rocca, Joshua Keller and Daniel Muymbi tallied assists on the goals.
- Keeper Robert Kuta picked up his eighth win of the year on five saves while facing seven shots-on-goal.
Saint Leo returns to home to host Embry-Riddle on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at University Soccer Field.
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