Comeback Falls Short as Men's Soccer Drops Overtime Contest With Kentucky Wesleyan

Jaxson Szabo (Photo by: Zoie Fisher)
Jaxson Szabo (Photo by: Zoie Fisher)

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team was defeated in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference contest by a final score of 3-2 in overtime against Kentucky Wesleyan Thursday night at Steele Stadium.

Down 2-0 late in the second half junior Jaxson Szabo (Worthington, Ohio) led a ferocious Panther comeback to tie the game at 2-2. Szabo was able to find the back of the net in the 71' minute to cut the KWC lead to 2-1 on an assist from Zach Ziolo (Dublin, Ohio). Just eight minutes later, in the 79th minute, a KWC foul in the box sent Szabo to the spot for the penalty kick which he slotted past the KWC goalkeeper to tie the game up where the teams went to overtime.

KWC would score quickly in the overtime scoring just 10 seconds in to earn the win.

The first half saw ODU outshoot KWC 13-8 with seven shots total on goal for ODU to KWC's two. Sophomore Amadou Mamadou (Columbus, Ohio) and senior Matthew Pardi (Worthington, Ohio) each had a pair of shots on goal to lead ODU in the first half.

KWC was able to get on the board in the first half scoring in the sixth minute to go up 1-0 in which the teams would go into the half remaining at that score. KWC would advance their lead in the second half scoring in the 66th minute before Szabo would go on his stretch later in the half.

ODU has a quick turnaround as they travel to Nashville to take on Trevecca Nazarene on Saturday with kickoff set for 12 p.m. CT.