Young Lifts Chargers to 2OT Win Over West Florida

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Connor Young scored in the 103rd minute, lifting The University of Alabama in Huntsville men’s soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory over West Florida in a neutral site contest at the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex on Saturday. The Chargers improve to 6-5-2 (3-4-1 Gulf South Conference), while the Argos slip to 7-3-2 (4-3-1 GSC).
 
After the teams traded goals in the first 45 minutes, there was no scoring through the second half and the first overtime session, but 2:34 into the second overtime, a flurry of activity in the box would lead to the ball falling to Young who then buried it to set off a raucous celebration for the Blue and White.
 
Young is having a fantastic senior campaign, leading the team with six goals, and each of the strikes have come in the past seven games. The Lee’s Summit, Missouri, native entered the year with four goals in his previous five seasons.
 
The scoring started quickly for the Chargers as Deivi Bucio scored off a Young corner in the ninth, with Jose Bannwart also earning an assist on the goal, and the 1-0 scoreline would hold until the 42nd when Jacob Tankersley scored to level the contest at 1-1.
 
Bucio’s goal is his second of the season.
 
Ethan Haworth then recorded three saves in the second half and made another big stop in the first 10 minutes of extra time to keep the game level, allowing for Young’s heroics in the 103rd.
 
Haworth earns his fourth win in goal for the Blue and White.
 
West Florida held a 15-10 edge in shots in the contest including a 5-3 margin in shots on goal, and UWF earned seven corners to five for the Chargers.
 
The win marks the first against West Florida in the John Carrier era, and UAH’s last five wins over the Argos have all been by a one-goal difference including three in overtime.
 
UAH will return to action on Friday when the squad makes its final road trip of the regular season, traveling to the Peach State to take on Shorter.

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