MIAMI — A golden goal just eight seconds into overtime allowed Crowder College to escape with a 3-2 victory over Northeastern A&M in a men’s soccer match Thursday, Sept. 27 at Red Robertson Field.
Crowder also had scored with just 90 seconds left in regulation when a free kick was sent into the box and a host of players bunched together to fight for the first touch.
The Riders were able to get under and tip the ball over NEO’s goalkeeper to tie the score at 2-2.
A penalty kick by Dylan Galhardo gave the Norsemen a 1-0 advantage in the first half.
Andre Rui dribbled the sideline and played a cross to the back side. Dray Richey was in position to receive the pass, but was taken down in the box.
The Norsemen controlled the remainder of the half until 3 minutes remained before the break.
At that point, Crowder was awarded a corner kick. The ball was played short and a Rider player quickly placed a shot to the backside of the net, sending the game into halftime tied at 1-1.
The teams battled on even terms until Richey scored with 18 minutes remaining.
Joe Ayton won a long ball out of the air and touched it to Richey coming up his side. Richey managed a shot in crowded condition and scored, giving NEO a 2-1 advantage.
NEO (4-7) hosts Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa in a 5 p.m. match Sunday, Sept. 30 at Red Robertson Field.