Georgetown College men's soccer team has played in countless heartbreakers the past two seasons, so it was nice for a change to break some hearts. Aaron Stover took the rebound of his own shot in the 98th minute of action to beat Cumberland University. The Tigers are now 5-8-1 and 3-4 in the Mid-South Conference. CU is 4-10-1 and 3-4.
"What a feeling," said GC coach Derek Willis. "We've had so many of those go against us and even had some shots we thought were in that would have made this game over in regulation. But, at the end of the day we came out on the winning side and that is what matters."
In the process, Georgetown saw freshman goalie grow up. Matthew Oster had 11 saves and several in the overtime that kept things alive until his team could end it.
"Matthew was great today," Willis said. "He made countless phenomenal saves."
Bulldogs scored its lone goal in the 11th minute as Mason Harry finished a cross from Elliot Goodwin. It remained that way until the final minute of the first half.
In a corner kick situation, Georgetown's Matt Huff sent a ball that Aldo Torros dove and headed into for the 1-1 game.
It was a stalemate for the final 45, setting up the dramatics in overtime.
"We had so many moments that in the past things would have gone different, but today we kept our heads together, continued to battle, and then get the result," Willis said.
Georgetown and Cumberland is now tied at sixth with just two conference games remaining. The Tigers return to action 8 pm CST Tuesday at No. 1 Lindsey Wilson College.