Men's Soccer: Osae's OT Goal Seals Comeback Win at Bethany

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BETHANY, W. Va. - The Westminster College men's soccer team overcame a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 in double overtime at Bethany Wednesday night. Titan junior David Osae's goal at the 104:24 mark in double overtime was the game-winner, his second second-straight match with the game-winning goal. The Titans improved to 10-3-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the PAC, while the Bison dropped to 5-9-1 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

Bethany had a 3-0 early lead after three goals in the first half (22:22, 23:49, 38:36). Titan freshman Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk Area) put Westminster on the board with a goal (43:06) before intermission. This was Gurgiolo's second goal of the year.

The Titans took control in the second half with scores from freshmen Stephen McDaniel (Jamestown, NC / Southwest Guilford) (66:21) and Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) (73:40) to tie the game 3-3. McCarthy's goal tied senior Josh Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) for a team-leading seven on the year.

Titan senior goalie Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) gathered in seven saves.

Westminster will travel to Point Park on Tuesday at 8:30 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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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.

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