Men's Soccer Team Fights Back Late, Ends In 3-3 Tie

Drew Mott is on the offensive attack in a recent match.

University of the Ozarks 3, East Texas Baptist 3 (OT2)
Records: University of the Ozarks (4-7-2, 3-4-1 ASC), East Texas Baptist (5-5-2, 2-3-2 ASC)
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
Marshall, Texas | Cornish Soccer Field

Just when it appeared the Eagles were out of the game, Richard Souffrant scored back-to-back goals late in the second half to send the match into overtime and eventually finish with a 3-3 double overtime tie against East Texas Baptist University. Thursday night's conference match had plenty of drama as both teams had chances to score in each overtime. Michael Luster scored the match's first goal in the 9th minute. The Tigers responded with a goal in the 23rd minute to even it. The Tigers would score another goal just before halftime to move ahead 2-1. The Eagles gave up a goal early in the second half to give the Tigers all the momentum. Down 3-1 with 20 minutes to play, Souffrant netted a goal in the 83rd minute. Souffrant wasn't done as he quickly scored the equalizer two minutes later. From there, the match went into overtime. Both teams fired off three shots in the first overtime and the Eagles had two more chances in the second overtime, but came up empty. In all, both teams had 19 shots. Luster had five shots to lead the Eagles. Logan Valestin had 10 saves in goal.

8:43 - Michael Luster (Miguel Reyes) - scored off assist Reyes
22:37 - Juan Cairo (Silas Sangano) - scored off the assist by sangano
39:40 - Samuel Arellano (unassisted) - Scored inside the box
47:54 - Daniel Rutter (Silas Sangano) - scored from outside the box
82:45 - Richard Souffrant (unassisted)
84:10 - Richard Souffrant (Thomas Ross)

After falling behind 3-1, Richard Souffrant scored twice late in the second half to give the Eagles a tie.

Logan Valestin, Jax Robinson, Richard Souffrant, Thomas Ross, Michael Luster, Miguel Reyes, Layne Garcia, Drew Mott, Alex Ross, Truman Hensley, Bradley Rice

Spence Jean Baptiste, Sean Garcia, Manny Torres, Bryce Young, Ralph Jean-Pierre

The Eagles will travel to LeTourneau University for a match on October 13.