MEQUON, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – A late goal broke a 2-2 tie and an upset bid for the Marian University men's soccer team as it was upended by host Concordia University Wisconsin in Northern Athletics Conference play at Fitting Field this evening, Oct. 10.
Trailing 2-0 coming out of halftime, the Sabres tied the game with goals from freshman Zach Peltonen and senior Denny Mudd in the 55th and 66th minutes, respectively. In the 74th minute, Jacob Pope netted his second goal of the game to put the Falcons ahead for good. Marian keeper, Jameson Hoerter, had himself wail of a game, making 13 saves for the Sabres in a losing effort.
The Falcons improve to 8-6 overall, 6-1 in the NAC with the win, while the Sabres fall to 2-6-4 (2-4-2 NAC) with the loss.
Hoerter had already made four saves in the first six minutes before the Marian defense settled in, but the Falcons were able to break through with a score in the 24th minute. Keegan Van Dusseldorp broke the scoreless tie to put CUW up 1-0.
Just 13 minutes later, Pope made it 2-0 on Diego Campos' second assist of the match in the 47th minute.
Shortly out of halftime, a couple off-target shots led to a conversion which cut the deficit in half for the Sabres. Peltonen netted an unassisted tally in the 56th minute to make the score 2-1.
Then, in the 67th minute, Mudd converted a penalty kick that tied the game at 2-2 with less than 25 minutes remaining.
Hoerter did his best to keep the Falcons from grabbing the go-ahead score, but to no avail, as Pope found the net again with the game-winner in the 74th minute. Campos was credited with his third assist of the match after serving a corner kick to the foot of Pope.
CUW led in shots on goal 27-11, including 18-7 in the first half, while eight of Hoerter's 13 saves came in the first half as well. Falcon keeper, Sam Ische, made four saves in earning his eighth win of the year.
Marian will be back in action this Saturday, Oct. 13, as it heads to Lisle, Ill. to take on Benedictine (2-10, 2-4 NAC). Game time is slated for 7 p.m.