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

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