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KWU Men’s Soccer Plays Sterling to Draw

KSAL Sports - November 3, 2013 2:42 pm

For the second straight match the Kansas Wesleyan Men’s Soccer team played its opponent to a tie. The Coyotes and the Sterling Warriors played 110 minutes of soccer on Saturday afternoon finishing in a 1-1 tie at Salina Stadium.

The match nearly was ended in regulation when Ryan Ingrassia almost scored the game winner in the 90th minute, but just missed hitting the post. The shot came after Ingrassia tied the match in the 79th minute with the Coyotes playing a man down after Akram El-Nady received a red card in the 76th minute.

Neither team could get anything going in the first overtime, but the second was filled with a flurry of activity. Alex Montiel made a great save early in the period that followed a potential game winner by Jesse Lennon that missed hit. Lennon almost had the game winner again in the 106th minute but his shot was stopped by Sterling keeper Nick Seeley. Seeley made another great stop for Sterling on a shot by Ingrassia in the 109th minute. Sterling’s Daniel Karamoy received a yellow card with 22 seconds left, but Diego Cocon could not connect on the direct kick and the match would end in a tie.

Jeremy Carroll had Wesleyan’s first good scoring chance in the 13th minute but hit the far post with a shot. The first half would end in a scoreless tie.

Wesleyan’s defense made a huge stop in the 47th minute, but a rebound of a shot bounced to Osman Mendez for Sterling who cleaned up the play with the goal to put the Warriors ahead.

With the tie, the Coyotes moved to 6-0-2 in the KCAC and 10-4-2 overall. Wesleyan concludes the regular season on Tuesday, hosting Saint Mary at 7:30 at Salina Stadium.