Men's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 - posted by Kyle Condon
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh (7-4, 1-1 CL)1113
Taylor (Ind.) (4-3-2, 0-2 CL)1102
Upland, IN
Scoring Summary
1 20:04Lewis Nisbet (Taylor (Ind.))
1 34:28Hunter Petrosky (Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh)
2 80:10Wes Shupe (Taylor (Ind.))
2 82:40Connor Davis (Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh)
OT 99:14Gerardo Rivas (Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh)
Mount Vernon Nazarene (OhIndv. LeadersTaylor (Ind.)
3 Players - 1Goals2 Players (#4,#10) - 1
#6 Matt Roldan - 1Assists None
2 Players (#8,#9) - 4Shots #16 Zoltan Suranyi - 5
#1 Adam Miller - 7Saves #0 Luke Williams - 1
Mount Vernon Nazarene (OhTeam StatisticsTaylor (Ind.)
14 (4)Shots (on goal) 15 (9)
7Saves 1
18Fouls 16
5Corner Kicks 7
0Offsides 1

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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).

Record: 5-5-2 Home: 4-1 Away: 1-4-1 Neutral: 0-0-1 Crossroads: 1-4