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Late double-overtime goal propels BSC past Centre, 1-0

Alec Medd (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Alec Medd (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A goal by sophomore Alec Medd with 55 seconds left in double overtime lifted the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Centre, Friday evening on Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Soccer Park.

The Panthers move to 10-2-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the Southern Athletic Association, while Centre falls to 6-6-1 overall and 2-2 in league play.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BSC out-shot Centre 6-5 in the first half, with junior goalkeeper Marvin Castellanos recording four saves for the Panthers and Centre keeper Bailey Spade making two saves.
  • The Colonels nearly broke the scoreless tie as time wound down in regulation at the end of the second, but Castellanos stopped the ball to send the game to overtime.
  • The first overtime period was scoreless, with the Panthers out-shooting the Colonels 6-0, including one shot-on-goal.
  • In the final minute of the second overtime period, junior Chris Duffey passed the ball in from the right side where Medd sent it in past a diving Centre keeper.

NOTABLE

  • Overall the Panthers out-shot the Colonels 20-13, 8-7 on-goal, led by junior Dallas Coyne with six shots.
  • Castellanos ended up with six saves, and Spade had seven.
  • BSC had five corner kicks, one more than Centre.
  • The game was somewhat heated, with nine cards issued, including three red cards.
  • It was the sixth overtime game for BSC this year, and the fourth double-overtime contest.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers take on Sewanee at home this Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
  • It will be Senior Day for Patrick Fox, Scott Funston, and Cody Santos, and Head Coach Preston Goldfarb will be honored after the game, which is his last regular season home game before he retires at the end of the season.