Men's Soccer wins double overtime thriller against LeTourneau to remain undefeated

Tobias Winter (Photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Tobias Winter (Photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Tobias Winter scored the double-overtime game-winner on Saturday evening as the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team remained undefeated with a 2-1 win against LeTourneau in the BSC Invitational.

The Panthers move to 5-0, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 0-3-1.

BSC got on the board first in the 34th minute on an unassisted goal from senior defender Jeremy Evans, his first of the season. The Panthers held the 1-0 advantage until the 84th minute, when Adam Schultz scored on an assist from Xavier Scarlett to tie it up 1-1.

The teams played the rest of regulation without another goal, although both teams had several looks, and the entire first overtime period was scoreless as well, although the Panthers out-shot the Yellow Jackets 6-0 in the 10-minute span.

In the 106th minute, five minutes into the second overtime, sophomore Cody Santos took a shot in front of the LeTourneau goal that was blocked. He collected the rebounded block and passed the ball to Winter, who sent the game-winner into the back of the net. It was his fourth goal of the season and second game-winner.

Junior goalkeeper Jonas Heidrich played the entire game for BSC, recording three saves. LeTourneau keeper Joe Myers also played the whole game and made an impressive 15 saves.

BSC out-shot the Yellow Jackets 34-18, 18-4 on-goal, led by Winter with seven shots. The Panthers also took 11 corner kicks to LeTourneau's two.

BSC is back on the pitch tomorrow, facing LaGrange at 2:30 p.m. at BSC Soccer Park.