OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson men's soccer sophomore DR Medtart knotted the game in the 77th minute on a penalty kick but Lycoming scored three times in the final 7:23 as the 8th-ranked Warriors came away with a 4-1 MAC Commonwealth victory Friday evening at Mustang Stadium.
The Mustangs (3-10-2, 2-3 MAC Commonwealth), who were the only conference game in action on Friday, currently sit tied for fifth place with six points. Meanwhile, it was the fourth consecutive win for the Warriors (15-2, 6-1 MAC Commonwealth) in the series.
Just a minute after senior Jake Brown was forced to make his opening save, Jordan Logan tried to score inside the near post but hit the ball off the post and out of play. Brown made another save in the seventh minute on a shot from the top of the box.
The Warriors earned the first corner kick of the game in the 19th minute and Jake Webb found the head of Logan in the box but Brown was able to track it for a save. Brown had four first half saves.
In the 25th minute, Lycoming was awarded a free kick just two yards off the corner of the 18-yard box. The kick by Jake Webb was toward the head of Kyle Thomas on the edge of the six-yard box with Thomas rising up enough to get a piece of the ball. After it skimmed off the top of Thomas' head, it was deflected off the head of a Stevenson defender and into the net.
The hosts had a free kick of its own just five minutes later from 28 yards away but the kick by freshman Tim Mozingo sailed high. The Mustangs were outshot, 11-3 in the first half.
Late in the opening half, the Mustangs had a breakaway opportunity with sophomore Nick Ellis playing a through ball wide to freshman Tariq Lee but Lee's cross was snatched out of the air by goalkeeper Chris Colecki. Colecki made one first half save.
Just three minutes into the second half, Thomas got his head to another ball, this time off a cross but it went high over the net. Thomas finished with two shots on the night.
In the 59th minute, senior Andrew Catalana won a ball at midfield and sent it long for Lee who did well to earn the Mustangs their first corner kick of the game. The corner by junior Iliyas Mirza however, was headed away by Thomas.
The hosts had a chance in the 63rd minute as the ball bounced to the top of the box to Mozingo but after his initial shot was blocked, he fired a left-footed shot well wide of the net.
In the 65th minute, Lycoming thought it had doubled its lead as Steven Riad received a through ball and beat Brown, but Riad was whistled for offside. Down the other end, the Mustangs were given a free kick after a second yellow card was issued to the Warriors. The ball bounced to the feet of senior Scott Dorman who was able to get a shot but it was wide.
Off a long throw-in by Dorman, Ellis drew a foul in the box, awarding Stevenson its third penalty kick of the season. Medtart stepped up and converted to the top right corner for his first score of the season.
Following a free kick in the 83rd minute, Kyle Stettenbauer was able to get off a shot that hit off the post before Sainclair Tueno collected the ball and ripped a shot high into the net to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead.
Just 24 seconds later, Lycoming won the ball on its defensive side of the field with Logan flicking a pass ahead to Duc Momo who got behind the defense to give the visitors a two goal lead. The Warriors added a penalty kick goal in the final 1:31 after a trip in the box.
Lycoming outshot Stevenson, 24-9 and held a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.
Stevenson finishes the regular season with back-to-back road games starting on Wednesday, October 25 at Alvernia beginning at 7:00 p.m.