THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
Men’s soccer falls to College of Charleston in double overtime, 1-0
After more than three scoreless frames, junior forward Kareem Yearwood found the back of the net to help host College of Charleston down the JU men’s soccer team, 1-0, on Friday night at the Saturn of Charleston/Nike Classic in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
The Dolphins (3-5) managed only one shot in the first half, but had six looks in the second half and a shot to win it in the first overtime period. Yearwood recorded five of the nine Cougars (5-3) attempts in the win.
“This was a tough one to lose,” said JU head coach Mike Johnson. “We didn’t play our game in the first half, but regrouped in the second half and had a ton of good looks. They were a very good team and I’m proud of the way we hung in there with them. Now, we have to move on to the next match because we are playing another good squad on Saturday.”
Junior midfielder Riley Butler took the Dolphins’ first attempt less than five minutes into the match, but Cougars freshman keeper Clark Hankins knocked it down. JU senior goalie Joey Sanchez kept the Cougars off the scoreboard in the first after saving two of their five shots.
The Dolphins had six shots at the nets in the second half, but Hankins recorded two saves including a stop on junior defender Eddie Munnelly’s attempt with less than 15 seconds remaining.
Freshman midfielder Kristian Lassen took a shot that wide for the Dolphins in the 96th minute.
In the 106th minute, Yearwood broke the tie with the game-winning goal on pass from senior defender Drew Fuzy to sink JU.
The Dolphins finish the classic on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Alabama A&M. Fans can follow the match with live stats on Cofcsports.com.
2008 MEN'S SOCCER