For Immediate Release
Sept. 5, 2010
Hanover Tops Eureka in Overtime, 3-2
EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior forward Cody Halstead (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S./Illinois Central) recorded his second multi-goal match of the week, but Hanover senior Andy Holzbog needed only 61 seconds of extra time to score the golden goal and send the visiting Panthers to a 3-2 overtime win over the Red Devils, Sunday afternoon at Traister Field.
Holzbog scored an unassisted goal when his shot along the goal line slid into the far corner of the net to end the match in the 92nd minute. The overtime victory was Hanover’s second over Eureka in as many seasons after the Panthers recorded a 5-4 win over the Red Devils in extra time on Sept. 6, 2009 in Hanover.
Halstead opened the day’s scoring with an unassisted strike of his own in the seventh minute. The speedy forward controlled the ball during a run down the left side of the field before finally sending his shot past Hanover goalkeeper Shaun Koesters for a 1-0 lead. The Panthers quickly answered when Josh Ussiri dribbled half the length of the field after a Eureka turnover and beat Eureka freshman goalkeeper Tyler Mumm (Monticello, Ind./Monticello H.S.) one-on-one for the 1-1 tie in the 13th minute.
Halstead scored his fourth goal of the season and second goal of the match just moments later when he took a nice feed in the box from freshman forward Brendan Carr (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East H.S.) and sent a left-footed shot into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. The Panthers completed the flurry of scoring in the first half when Kyle Bohnert successfully converted a penalty kick in the 25th minute after being taken down in the box.
The two sides remained scoreless over the next 66-minutes, 29-seconds, the longest stretch of scoreless soccer in a Eureka match since the Red Devils and Principia played a scoreless contest into the 87th minute on Oct. 3, 2009. Despite the scoreless stretch, Hanover maintained the pressure on the Red Devils with five shots on target during the second half. Mumm made four stops during the half and Eureka senior midfielder David Crady (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora H.S.) was able to turn away a shot attempt by John Wittich for a team save during a scramble in the box in the 62nd minute.
The Red Devils will return to the pitch on Saturday, Sept. 11 with a 7 p.m. non-conference match against Coe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Eureka will not play again at Traister Field until it hosts Concordia (Ill.) on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.
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