|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh (7-4, 1-1 CL)||1||1||1||3|
|Taylor (Ind.) (4-3-2, 0-2 CL)||1||1||0||2|
|1||20:04||Lewis Nisbet (Taylor (Ind.))|
|1||34:28||Hunter Petrosky (Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh)|
|2||80:10||Wes Shupe (Taylor (Ind.))|
|2||82:40||Connor Davis (Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh)|
|OT||99:14||Gerardo Rivas (Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh)|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||Indv. Leaders||Taylor (Ind.)|
|3 Players - 1||Goals||2 Players (#4,#10) - 1|
|#6 Matt Roldan - 1||Assists||None|
|2 Players (#8,#9) - 4||Shots||#16 Zoltan Suranyi - 5|
|#1 Adam Miller - 7||Saves||#0 Luke Williams - 1|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||Team Statistics||Taylor (Ind.)|
|14 (4)||Shots (on goal)||15 (9)|
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor men's soccer team dropped its Crossroads League home-opener to Mount Vernon Nazarene, 3-2, on a game-winning goal with 46 seconds remaining in overtime.
Lewis Nisbet put TU on the board first, threading a shot from the left side of the box past the goalie to the lower right corner from eight yards out to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead with 39:56 left to play in the first half.
MVNU (7-4, 2-0 CL) equalized in the 35th minute with an unassisted goal from 12 yards out in the right side of the box.
The score remained 1-1 going into intermission, despite the Cougars holding an 8-3 shot advantage over the Purple and Gold.
The 1-1 tie was finally broken in the 81st minute, when Wes Shupe possessed the loose ball, dribbled into open space on the right side of the field and roped a shot into the upper left corner of the net from 25 yards out to put TU in front, 2-1, with 9:50 left to play in regulation.
Less than three minutes later, Mount Vernon equalized yet again and sent the contest into overtime.
The Cougars then netted the game-winner off a free kick with 46 seconds left in the overtime period to secure the 3-2 win for the visitors.
The Trojans outshot MVNU, 12-6, during the second half and overtime, giving TU a slight, 15-14 edge in shots for the entire game.
Taylor (4-3-2, 0-2 CL) will return to the pitch on Saturday at 2:00 pm, looking for its first Crossroads League win of the year in a road matchup at Grace (4-2-4, 1-0-1 CL).