Late comeback falls short for NSU

From NSU Sports Information

HAYS, Kan. – The NSU men’s soccer team scored two goals in the final seven minutes to send the match into overtime, but a marker with 37 seconds remaining in the first extra session allowed Colorado Mesa to top the RiverHawks 3-2 at FHSU Soccer Stadium Friday.

Northeastern State (2-1) allowed its first two goals of the season and suffered its first loss, while the Mavericks (2-0-1) remained unbeaten.

NSU outshot CMU 10-7 and led in corner kicks 4-1, but it was the Mavericks who jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

Nestor Escobar  (26th minute) and Kevin Escobar (75th) put CMU on top before the RiverHawks began its vigorous comeback.

Junior midfielder Edgar Gonzaga scored an unassisted marker in the 84th minute, and senior midfielder Bo White equalized in the 88th minute off an assist from sophomore midfielder Josue Morales.

The contest then went into overtime, and it was the Mavericks who would find the golden goal when Tim Hofer scored at the 99:22 mark.

Northeastern State will stay in Hays for an 11 a.m. meeting Sept. 9 with the University of Sioux Falls.

Scoring Summary

CMU    1          1          1          –           3
NSU     0          2          0          –           2

Individual Scoring

Nestor Escobar (CMU) at 25:46 (unassisted)
Kevin Escobar (CMU) at 74:56 (Nestor Escobar)
Edgar Gonzaga (NSU) at 83:12 (unassisted)
Bo White (NSU) at 87:21 (Josue Morales) 

Goalkeeper Saves

Jordan Ladbrooke (NSU) – 0
Micah Conrads (CMU) – 4


Cedrique Flemming is the Sports Information Director at Northeastern State University.

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