October 2, 2010
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, IN – The Indiana Tech men’s soccer team opened up conference play on Saturday, hosting Concordia University and defeating the Cardinals, 3-2 in overtime. The Warriors rallied to tie the game late in the second half and netted the winner seven minutes into the extra period.
Concordia struck first, finding the back of the net just over five minutes into the game. The Warriors settled in though and held the Cardinals to just three more shots in the half. Junior Sam Terman (Mason, MI/Mason HS) tied the game in the 19th minute off a rebounded shot from Elliott Everson (Horsmonden, England/Hayesbrook).
The Warriors controlled possession for the majority of the second half, outshooting Concordia 13-4 and had six corner kicks to Concordia’s zero. But the Cardinals managed to take advantage of one of the few looks they got and took a 2-1 lead on a Yonathan Zeleke goal at 66:23.
Tech refused to go away and scored the equalizer just five minutes later. Mark Baptist (Rochford, England/South East Essex College) delivered a perfect corner and Michael Lewis (Allen Park, MI/Allen Park HS) found Everson for the score.
Indiana Tech had a chance a few minutes later to go ahead when David Shartun’s (Waterloo, Can./Monkseaton HS) header from another Baptist corner kick hit off the crossbar and went high.
Then in overtime, Everson scored his second goal of the game to finish the come from behind victory for the Warriors.
The Warriors are back in action Wednesday, October 6 when they travel to Walsh University. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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