Lee Nets Game-Winner in Overtime as Mustangs Down Arcadia, 2-1

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson men's soccer sophomore Tariq Lee scored 3:35 into overtime as the Mustangs posted a 2-1 overtime victory over Arcadia in the MAC Commonwealth opener for both teams Saturday evening at Mustang Stadium.

  • The Mustangs (7-3, 1-0 MAC Commonwealth) needed just 38 seconds to find the back of the net as sophomore Jevan Leyh played a free kick just inside midfield short to the right side of the field for freshman Drew Meyers. Meyers served the ball into the 18-yard box to sophomore Pete Wickiser who tapped it ahead to freshman Jason Kahan who beat the goalie to the far left post.
  • In the 13th minute, the Knights (3-6-1, 0-1 MAC Commonwealth) recorded their first shot on net, as Ryan Hammer fired a shot from the top of the box that was knocked down by freshman Matt Stellitano.
  • Arcadia earned the first corner kick of the game, with Shade Foreman's kick going through the box to an open Logan Stafford on the back post but Meyers was there for the save on the back post. On the ensuing corner kick, Stellitano came up with a save on a header by Sam Glock.
  • Stevenson recorded its second shot in the 32nd minute, a shot by sophomore CJ Beteta from inside the box but Matthew Goldberg made an easy save on the slow roller.
  • The hosts had free kick from 35 yards out that junior DR Medtart played quickly to Beteta who served it into the box just out of reach for Lee.
  • Freshman James Rosa got behind the defense in the 44th minute but his shot from the top of the box sailed high.

  • Following a free kick from midfield, the Knights eventually served the ball into the box that was challenged by Stellitano before the ball slid to Foreman on the back post, but his goal was called off following an offside flag.
  • A few minutes later, Harun Abdullahi got his feet free at the top of the box but his shot was saved by Stellitano.
  • In the 58th minute, a corner kick by the Knights found Glock at the top of the box but his header sailed high.
  • Arcadia tied the game at 1-1 at 59:46 as Manny Camacho played a long ball from inside the Knights defensive zone that got past the Stevenson defense. Ryan Hammer ran onto the ball and beat Stellitano who started to come off his line, low to the right post.
  • Kahan had another look on goal in the 78th mintue as Rosa played ball from the sideline to the far post but Kahan's header sailed wide of the near post.
  • In the 83rd minute, Meyers played a free kick from midfield into the box that was headed forward by freshman Will Earhart to sophomore Jay Smith, but Smith's shot was saved by Goldberg.

  • In the opening minute, freshman Diego Guerrero slipped in the box but recovered and fired a shot to the near post that was knocked out of bounds by Goldberg.
  • After a weird bounce, Lee dribbled the ball past a few defenders and fired a left-footed shot from the top of the box to the far right post for the game-winner.

  • Both teams finished with 18 shots, with Stevenson outshooting Arcadia, 6-0 in the overtime period.
  • It is Lee's fourth career game-winning goal and second this season.
  • For Kahan, it was his second goal of the season while Wickiser picks up his first career assist.
  • Stellitano finished with nine saves, including six in the second half for his sixth win of the season.
  • It was the first overtime game for the Mustangs this season after six last season.
  • The win for the Mustangs snaps a three-game losing streak to the Knights. Stevenson leads the series, 3-1-1 at home.

 

  • Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, October 3 when the Mustangs host top-ranked and defending National Champions, Messiah, in MAC Commonwealth action beginning at 7:00 p.m.