Warhawks Stop Rams In SSAC Semifinal Double-OT Contest
posted on November 11, 2011 00:04
GULFPORT, Miss-- The 19th-ranked Auburn University-Montgomery Warhawks ousted the 5th-ranked University of Mobile men's soccer team 3-2 in a double-overtime semifinal contest at the SSAC Tournament Thursday at the Gulfport Sportsplex.
Mobile (16-2-1, 10-1-1) will get a host bid to the Round of 16 at the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championships Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 in Orange Beach, Ala.
Mobile held a slim lead of 14-12 in shots taken and AUM held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. It was a physical contest with seven yellow cards handed out.
Auburn-Montgomery scored first, with Nik Chamberlain staking the Senators to a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the contest, but Michael Azira answered in the 20th minute when he knocked in a header from Chris Dillon after a corner kick from Sam Blackburn.
Stephen Okai then gave Mobile a 2-1 lead by knocking home a penalty kick in the 57th minute, and the Rams held that lead until their was only 1:17 left in the game. That's when Goffin Boyoko scored off a feed from Matias Aristegui.
After ten scoreless minutes in the first overtime period, Boyoko scored just 1:54 into the final extra frame off an assist from Philippe Silveira.