CSS falls in D-3 Soccer tourney

By KBJR News 1

November 13, 2010 Updated Nov 13, 2010 at 11:32 PM CDT

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Augsburg College scored with 26 seconds left in the second overtime to end St. Scholastica men’s soccer team’s season on Saturday night in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

In blustery conditions with a slight mist, there would be no score after the first 109 minutes of action. The Auggies out-shot the Saints 3-1 in the first half, putting two on net. The Saints had a 5-2 advantage in corners in the half. CSS played with the wind in the first half.

In the second half, the Auggies played with the wind and out three shots on net, but goalkeeper Sam Reed stopped them all. Toby Peter had a good chance for the Saints on a header off a corner, but Augburg had a team save to knock it away.

The Auggies kept the wind for the first overtime and out-shot the Saints 5-0 in the first 10-minute session. Sam Reed made a couple of nice saves then.

The Saints had the wind in the second overtime and both teams had one shot, unfortunately for the Saints the Auggies went into the back of the net. The goal developed when the Saints were trying to clear the ball out, but the ball was blocked by the Auggies’ Mohammad Sankoh and he then beat everyone to the ball and put the ball in the goal.

Augsburg moves on to face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the second round tomorrow. The Saints season ends with a record of 17-4-2. The 17 wins are tied for the most in program history.

Courtesy: CSS Athletics