Maryville College matches the third-best start on Sunday in exciting fashion, as the Scots used a golden goal from Randy Reichenberger in double overtime to defeat Averett University, 3-2.
Reichenberger's golden goal came with just 1:17 left in double overtime to secure the Scots' 6-0 start to the 2017 season.
Andrew Sullivan would add a goal in the match, as the Scots were aided by a Cougar own goal in the 3-2 contest.
Averett University would strike first in the match, as David Cuperman would notch his third goal of the season. Cuperman tucked a free kick inside the far post past Scots' keeper Ryan Jorgensen, as the Cougars led 1-0 in the 22nd minute.
Maryville would get their first goal of the match courtesy of an Averett own goal. In the 52nd minute, a Cougar defender would deflect a cross into the net to make the score 1-1.
Just 2:18 later, however, Averett would take the lead again. Cuperman would tally his second goal of the match, as he was going right. He hit a low shot inside the far post for a 2-1 Cougar lead in the 55th minute.
With 69:02 showing on the clock, Maryville would get another opportunity. Sullivan would take a penalty kick after a yellow card in the box. Austin Bramhall would get the save, before Sullivan collected the rebound and deposit it past the keeper for a 2-2 match.
It would remain tied until double overtime. With just 1:17 left in the 109th minute, Reichenberger would get the game winner. Milan Card would bounce a long shot from the right off the cross bar, as Reichenberger would clean it up on the left side of the net for the thrilling victory. Card was credited with the assist, as Maryville moved to 6-0.
The Scots (6-0, 2-0 USA South) was led by Johnny Rakhmonberdiev's five shot day, as the placed four on goal. Card had four shots, while Sullivan had three shots with a pair on goal.
Maryville outshot Averett 22-16, as the Scots held a 10-9 advantage in shots on goal.
Jorgensen moved to 6-0-0 in net, as he recorded seven saves in 108:43 in goal.
Averett (2-3-1, 1-1) was led by five-shot efforts from Cuperman and Daniel Surley. Both put three shots on goal, as Cuperman tallied a pair of goals.
Bramhall recorded seven saves in the match before leaving in the 102nd minute with an injury. Colton Dutchess (0-1-0) took the loss in 7:15 in goal.
Maryville will look to continue their season-opening streak, as they host Emory University on Wednesday, Sept. 20. First touch is slated for 6 p.m.