Marian University men’s soccer (4-10-0, 1-8-0 NACC) scored a pair of goals late in the second half to force overtime but fell to Concordia Wisconsin 3-2.
The two squads played fairly evenly in the first stanza of action with CUW holding a slim 7-5 advantage in shots. The Falcons were able to build a 2-0 lead, however, with a pair of goals separated by 2:50 with the second coming on a penalty kick. The Sabres were unable to have any of their five shots be on target.
The second half continued with even action before Marian found their stride with just under 15 minutes left to play. Sophomore Alex Alonso was able to get the Sabres on the board with the first goal of his career at the 76:07 mark. Freshman Drew Cowden was able to assist the goal for his 10th helper of the season becoming just the 10th student-athlete in Marian men’s soccer history to reach double-digit assists in a single season.
The offense continued to grind and just 1:49 later freshman Giuliano Corazzina was able to find the back of the net off of a rebound for his eighth goal of the season. This goal held up to force overtime as Marian finished the second half with 10 shots, eight of which were on goal.
Freshman Aden Jerome was able to make a big save just 1:49 into overtime, but the Falcons would find the back of the net with just 3:14 left in the opening period of extra time to earn the win.
Jerome (1-5-0) finished with five saves on the night, while Corazzina had a game-high six shots, three of which were on frame.
Marian hits the road for the remainder of the season opening at Aurora Saturday, Oct. 16 for a 2:30 p.m. kick-off.