2017 Men's Soccer
Record: 8-7-1 Home: 3-3-1 Away: 5-4 AAC: 1-6
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The Skyhawks rallied to force overtime, but the Montreat Cavaliers walked-off with a win in the first overtime period, 5-4.
Montreat College
Men's Soccer - Fri, Sep. 22, 2017

WEST POINT, GA   Point University (6-2-1; 0-2-0 AAC) trailed 3-1 in the second half and rallied to force overtime, but the visiting Montreat College Cavaliers (4-2-0; 1-1-0 AAC) would win in walk-off fashion in the first overtime period to take the match, 5-4 in Friday, September 22 Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer action at River Bowl Stadium in West Point, Ga.  


Point opened the scoring with a goal at 32:10 from the right foot of its leading scorer, freshman forward Juan Gomez (Malaga, Spain) to give the Skyhawks a 1-0 lead. 


The Cavaliers tied the game eight minutes later when midfielder Jeovanni Ordaz found the back of the net at 40:36, and Montreat would take the lead early in the second half at 50:28 when midfielder Daniel dos Santos crossed a ball into forward Raphael Duarte who took the pass and netted a goal, giving Montreat a 2-1 advantage.  The Cavaliers would add one more unanswered goal five minutes later, this time an unassisted goal off the foot of forward Alonso Vieira at 55:36 to give the Cavaliers a two goal lead, 3-1.


The Skyhawks rallied, cutting into the Montreat advantage with a goal from junior wing Jeisson Palencia (Bogota, Columbia) on a through pass from Gomez at 58:35, and they tied the match on the second goal of the day for Gomez at 62:06, 3-3.  Point went ahead on its third unanswered goal, this time a coming from sophomore forward Marvin Deans (Saint Mary's, GA) on an assist from Gomez at 66:14, but the Cavaliers tied the match once again, 4-4 with a goal of their own at 75:21, a goal from defender Juan Carlos Ramirez, assisted by forward William Stallworth.


Neither team could find the back of the net for the remainder of regulation time, and the match entered the first overtime period tied, 4-4.  Each team missed a shot attempt early in the first overtime period, but the Cavaliers were able to earn the win on a game-winning goal by forward Francisco Prado at 95:22, assisted by Duarte who sent him the setup pass that would lead to the Montreat victory in overtime, 5-4.


Gomez led the Skyhawks with two goals and Deans and Palencia each added one goal.


Point goalkeeper Ned Avies (Rochester, N.Y.) started and played the entire match, allowing five goals and making two saves, and faced no shots, and Montreat goalkeeper Miguel Tudon started and played the entire match for the Cavaliers, allowing four goals while making no saves.


NEXT MATCH:  Coached by Jonathan Lenarz, the Skyhawks hit the road for an Appalachian Athletic Conference match against Reinhardt University, Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.