FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University took to the pitch for a regular season GPAC matchup at home with a thrilling last second overtime 2-1 win over Doane University Tigers. Both teams came out aggressively but with stout performances on the defensive end, the game remained scoreless going into halftime.
Doane came out firing in the second half scoring in the 47th minute as Doane’s Jesus Maganda crossed the ball over to Pieper to head the ball into the top left corner of the goal.
With the 1-0 lead, Doane would then park the bus majority of the second half, making it hard for the Warriors making it hard to score. As there were 10 seconds left on the clock Thomas Crawford kicked a loose ball in the goal box that bounced over to an open Jared Money. Money was able to control the ball and strike it past the Tiger’s goalie in the bottom left corner for the equalizer with seven seconds left on the clock.
As the game headed into overtime, Dominique Ishimwe gained possession of the ball at the top of the goal box for the Warriors. Ishimwe found Crawford on the left wing as he was able to dribble his way through the Tiger defense. Crawford was able to cross the ball up to an open Mario Bueso around the penalty marker. Bueso found the back of the net in the 91st minute for Midland’s golden-goal to win the game 2-1.
“It was great to see the guys continue to push for the equalizer until the very end,” commented head coach Raphael Martinez. “We know as a team that we can play better, but regardless it is three points in an important conference game.”
Midland (3-1) will take the pitch this Saturday, October 24, when they host Dakota Wesleyan (2-6-1) in a GPAC match. That game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Heedum Field.