UAH Falls 2-1 in 2OT to Visiting Lee

HUNTSVILLE | A third straight overtime victory was not meant to be for The University of Alabama in Huntsville men’s soccer team as it was Lee who was victorious in the second overtime period on Sunday afternoon by a 2-1 score at Charger Park. The Chargers slip to 7-6-2 (4-5-1 Gulf South Conference), while LU improves to 10-4-1 (6-3-1 GSC).
 
UAH will now turn its attention to Thursday night’s regular season finale when West Alabama visits Charger Park for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. The Blue and White currently sits at eight in the GSC standings with 13 points, one point ahead of UWA who is ninth on 12 points.
 
The top eight teams make the GSC tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.
 
On Sunday it was Lee who struck first, going in front in the 52nd minute with Fabian Navarro’s goal, but the Chargers would have a quick response, leveling the game in the 56th when Kieran Rowe played the ball towards goal. A fortuitous carom off a Lee defender would push the ball past his keeper, tying the game at 1-1 and giving Rowe his second goal in as many games.
 
UAH would nearly go ahead in the 68th minute when Connor Young worked to get a strong chance that would ultimately go high, and Ethan Haworth would stop a pair of Lee shots in regulation’s remaining moments to keep the contest tied and force overtime.
 
In the 96th minute, UAH nearly celebrated for a third straight time as a great ball from Rowe found Sander van der Sluijs whose effort went just wide, ultimately sending the contest into the second overtime period in which Lee would get the game-winner from Jeremy Bischoff off a corner to create the 2-1 final.
 
The Flames outshot UAH by a 14-11 margin including a 7-5 edge in shots on goal as Haworth made five saves in the contest.
 

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