MIAMI — Freshman forward Lucas de Oliverira redirected a pass for a goal with three minutes gone in overtime to lift the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College soccer Golden Norsemen to a 3-2 victory Sunday, Oct. 1, over Murray State College at Red Robertson Field.
With the victory, the Golden Norse are 4-5-1 on the season while the Division III Aggies are 1-7 overall.
“Since this is Murray’s first year to play competitive soccer, we learned a great deal about them in our Sept. 7 match (NEO won 4-3),” Golden Norse head coach John Parrigon said. “We used what we knew about them and were able to gain the victory.
Forward Matt Hanson gave the Norsemen a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at the 27:03 mark of the first half.
Less than four minutes later the Aggies tied the score on a goal by right wing Garrett Slaughter.
Another goal by Hanson midway through the second half boosted NEO to a 2-1 margin.
Sophomore center forward Deven Anderson buried a shot in the back of the next at the 81:28 mark to forge a 2-2 tie in regulation play.
“We’ve picked things up from the beginning of the year,” Parrigon said. “We’ve rearranged some players and changed our style of play a little bit.
“I like where we’re at right now as a team,” Parrigon said. “We’ve got things figured out even though our regular season is so short.”
The Golden Norsemen remain at home for a 5 p.m. match Thursday against the Rose State College Raiders. Rose State is 6-3-1 on the season and 3-1 in Region II.
NEO was scheduled to play a match last Friday against Eastern State College in Wilburton. But, because of a flooded field, the men’s match will be played at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9.