|Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ( 2-1-1)||0||1||0||0||1|
|Taylor (Ind.) ( 2-1-2)||1||0||0||0||1|
|1||17:20||Wes Shupe (Taylor (Ind.))|
|2||78:21||Blake Van Bruggen (Olivet Nazarene (Ill.))|
|Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||Indv. Leaders||Taylor (Ind.)|
|#14 Blake Van Bruggen - 1||Goals||#4 Wes Shupe - 1|
|#10 Miguel Fierro - 1||Assists||#11 Gonzalo Iglesias - 1|
|#15 Christian Henock-Berhanu - 6||Shots||2 Players (#4,#9) - 3|
|#96 Chris Taborn - 2||Saves||#0 Luke Williams - 9|
|Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||Team Statistics||Taylor (Ind.)|
|24 (16)||Shots (on goal)||14 (6)|
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor men's soccer team (2-1-2) settled for a 1-1 draw against Olivet Nazarene (2-1-1) at Turner Stadium on Saturday night.
The Trojans opened up the scoring in the 18th minute when Wes Shupe took Gonzalo Iglesias' pass and blasted a shot past the goalkeeper to take a 1-0 lead. Shupe's goal was TU's first shot attempt of the game.
Neither the Tigers nor the Trojans could find many solid shot opportunities in the first half, but Taylor had the lead on the scoreboard despite being outshot 9-4.
Olivet increased its offensive attacks in the second half, recording 12 shots, but the TU back line held firm with several great defensive plays to stymie the Tigers. In the 78th minute, however, ONU finally broke through to tie the game at one goal apiece.
In the first overtime, Trojan goalie Luke Williams had a pair of key saves that prevented a loss. Williams finished the night with a career-high nine saves.
TU's best chance of winning during the overtime periods came in the second overtime when Jeremiah Rader chipped a shot over the goalkeeper's head, but a Tiger defender knocked it away to keep the score knotted at 1-1.
Taylor will be back inside Turner Stadium on Wednesday at 7:00 pm to take on the Warriors of Indiana Tech (2-0).