FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Shawnee State took a 1-0 advantage on an own goal from Indiana Tech in the 39th minute, but the Warriors responded less than two minutes later with an goal of their own to push the contest on Saturday to a 1-1 draw.
Following a pair of goals over a two minute span, the Bears and Warriors would go scoreless for more than 75 minutes, through the second half and a pair of overtime periods.
The match was not without its share of drama as the hard-fought contest led to seven cautions and a double-yellow red card. SSU’s Joseph Webster was the recipient, receiving his second yell in the 111th minute.
SSU was out matched during much of the first frame, as Indiana Tech posted 13 shots in the first 45 minutes compared to just two from the Bears.
Shawnee State closed that gap significantly in the second period, allowing six shots to its five. The Bears out-shot Indiana Tech 3-1 during overtime.
Though unable to get one past the keeper, Avery Patton led the way for the Bears, taking five shots, four of them on frame. In total, the Bears put nine of 10 shots on goal in the contest.
88th minute goal downs SSU versus Saint Francis
Joe Lamont scored in the 52nd minute and Clement Osei-Bonsu tallied a pair of goals just three minutes apart to erase a 3-0 Saint Francis lead, but a goal from Mitchell Holloway in the 88th minute pushed the Cougars to a 4-3 victory over SSU on Sunday in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Saint Francis looked to take a commanding lead in the first half, as Jason Walcutt put the squad on his back in the opening 45 minutes. The senior scored three times, first just nine minutes into the contest.
Walcutt added another score in the 34th minute and one more in the 39th minute to give the Cougars the 3-0 advantage headed into the locker room.
Shawnee State came out as a different team in the second stanza, as it took just seven minutes to put one in the net. The goal came from Lamont on an assist from Avery Patton.
Neither team would find any offense for the next 20 minutes, however, at the 74:51 mark, Osei-Bonsu netted his first goal of the 2014 season, cutting the deficit to a single goal. Joseph Winters provided the assist.
In the 75th minute, Osei-Bonsu turned the Saint Francis lead into an even score when he added his second goal in just over three minutes. The goal came from an assist by Nick Dowdell.
The score remained as such until Holloway’s game-winner at the 87:29 mark. Holloway was assisted by Alexis daSilva to drive a stake into the SSU comeback.
The Bears were not without chances throughout, collecting 13 shots to 11 from the Cougars. Seven of the shots were on target for both squads.
Justin Mahlmeister took his first defeat of the season in the net for the Bears, falling to 1-1-1 on the season. Osei-Bonsu led SSU with six shots including four on frame.
Shawnee State returns to action Friday on the road versus Asbury University at 7:30 p.m. The Bears will return home to Shawnee Turf Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest with Milligan College.