Cap Battles Mount Union to Double Overtime Draw

Cap Battles Mount Union to Double Overtime Draw

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University men's soccer team was in action Saturday night at Permort Field at Bernlohr Stadium against the University of Mount Union. The match ended in a 0-0 draw after double overtime.

The Crusaders started the game fast, taking two shots in the first two minutes of play. The Purple Raiders goalie Dylan Lias made both saves.

At the 38-minute mark in, junior Justin Niswonger (Centerville, Ohio) made a huge save to keep the score tied at 0-0.

After a yellow card in the box by the Purple Raiders, sophomore Connor Blakely (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville North) stepped up to take the penalty kick for Cap. Lias made a diving stop to keep the penalty kick out of the net.

In the first half, Capital outshot Mount Union 8-1 and produced more corner kicks, 2-0.

Just over a minute into the second half, senior Jacob Pulliam (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville North) took a corner kick for Cap. Senior Hunter Booth (Liberty Township, Ohio) blasted a shot off of the corner, but Lias made a point blank save to keep the match tied.

With just a second left in regulation, Sophomore Luke Morais (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville South) took a shot from inside the box towards the far post. Lias made a diving save to extend the match into overtime.

In the first overtime Capital held the Purple Raiders shot-less. The Crusaders managed to take two shots that were both saved.

The second overtime was much like the first. Cap held Mount Union to zero shots while taking one.

For the match, Capital took 11 corner kicks while conceding just one. Cap outshot the Purple Raiders, 20-3.

Sophomore Chewy Gordon (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville Central) and Morais took a match-high four shots each.

With the draw, Capital's record is now 11-1-2 overall and 3-0-2 in Ohio Athletic Conference play. The Crusaders return to action Wednesday afternoon as they travel to Marietta to battle the Pioneers. The match is scheduled for 4 p.m.