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MSJ rallies for 2-1 overtime win over Bluffton

MSJ rallies for 2-1 overtime win over Bluffton

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team led for nearly 65 minutes before Mount St. Joseph knocked in the equalizer with less than 14 minutes left in regulation on a cold Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Lions ended it when Sergi Dole found the back of the net just over three minutes into the first extra session for a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. Bluffton fell to 2-13 overall and 1-5 in the Heartland Conference, while MSJ improved to 4-10-1 and 3-3 in the HCAC.

Freshman Dalton Taynor (Troy, Ohio/Miami East) put the Beavers up 1-0 at the 11:29 mark with his team-best sixth goal of the season. The spread held up until Zachary Tegge knotted it late in period two.

The Lions finished with a 16-9 advantage in shots, but the Beavers put one more on frame (8-7). MSJ froced all nine corner kicks in the match and the home team was whistled for two more fouls (11-9)

Taynor led the Beaver offense with three shots on goal, including his first-half tally. Fellow freshman Hunter Fleck (North Baltimore/Van Buren) fended off five Lion shot attempts in the OT setback.

Bluffton welcomes Transylvania University on Saturday, Oct. 20. The HCAC matchup is slated for 3:30 p.m. following the women's contest with the visiting Pioneers.