October 5, 2019 (Wooster, Ohio)- The DePauw University men's soccer team recorded its first NCAC loss of the season in a 2-3 overtime loss to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots.
With a full weekend of Wooster matchups, the men's soccer team tallied a loss after a whirlwind regulation finish to tie the game at two goals apiece.
Striking first, DePauw's senior forward, Jay Klein put the Tigers up 1-0, after finding the back of the net in his third successful penalty kick attempt this season.
The Tigers lead, however, was short-lived, though DePauw managed to hold Wooster to just one corner throughout the half, the Fighting Scots scored in the 35th-minute following a DePauw foul.
Going into the half tied at one, frustrations between each team became apparent in the opening minutes of the second half. Consecutive fouls by the Fighting Scots allowed the Tigers to remain deep in Wooster's half. However, the Fighting Scots were able to slip past the DePauw backline, and in a desperate effort to stop Wooster from scoring, the Tigers fouled them in the goalie box.
Taking back the lead with the penalty kick goal, Wooster would remain in control for the majority of the second half. Though the Fighting Scots were racking up fouls throughout the half, the Tigers struggled to catch a break when it came to getting quality shots on goal.
DePauw's tenacity to play till the end paid off in regulation. With just five minutes left in the game, the Tigers got control of a missed corner kick and cleared it to Jack Seamands, who then found Sam Kramer. Kramer's game-tying goal gave a glimpse of hope in this hard-fought battle against the Fighting Scots.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, DePauw could not find its rhythm in time, and in the 94th minute of overtime, Wooster took advantage of a blocked shot attempt and cleared the ball upfield to score the game-winning goal.
The Tigers are now 7-4 overall with a 1-1 NCAC record. DePauw is back on the field next Saturday, Oct. 12, to face Hiram College with a game-time set for 2:30 p.m.