Tuesday, October 18, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - After taking a 1-0 lead late in the second half, the Westminster College men's soccer team lost a heartbreaker to visiting Bethany, 2-1, in overtime in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) match held at Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans' longest losing streak of the season swells to five games as they fall to 3-12 on the season and 1-5 in the PAC, while the Bison improve to 5-9 overall and 3-2 in the league.
Senior forward Michael Dever (Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland) scored his second career goal and his first of the season at the 76:43 mark of the second half to give the Titans a 1-0 lead, but his goal was quickly answered by the Bison who scored on a goal by Lamine Balde just one minute later.
After the game went to overtime, Bethany's Cameron Ward scored the game-winner with just 48 second left in the first overtime at the 99:12 mark.
Bethany's C.J. Okoko assisted on both Bison goals.
Bethany outshot the Titans 20-15 as Patrick Coleman made five saves for the Bison and sophomore goalkeeper Joe Bonish (Newport News, Va./Woodside) posted nine saves for the Titans.
The Titans were playing without their top two scorers, senior Jake Huey (Butler, Pa./Butler) and sophomore David Osae (Arlington, Texas/Lawrence D. Bell), both of which who are injured after accounting for eight of the team's 16 goals this year.
Westminster steps out of conference play to host Case Western Reserve Saturday at 1 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.