Reichenberger's Golden Goal lifts Scots past Methodist 2-1 in overtime

Reichenberger's Golden Goal lifts Scots past Methodist 2-1 in overtime

The Maryville College men's soccer program earned a key USA South road victory over Methodist University by the score of 2-1 in overtime on Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville, North Carolina.


Methodist took an early lead at the 22:05 mark when Conor Morris tallied his first goal of the season off a Nick Bryant assist.


As the match was winding down, Methodist fouled a Maryville player and Nate Long was called upon for the penalty kick. The senior from Belmont, North Carolina sent the penalty kick past the Monarch keeper for the equalizer just before the 73rd minute. The goal was Long's 2nd of the season.


In overtime within the 97th minute, Jace Burchfiel dished out a pass and Randy Reichenberger netted the golden goal to push the Scots past the Monarch 2-1. The goal was the senior's 4th of the season and his 6th game-winning goal as a Fighting Scot.


Head Coach Pepe Fernandez had this to say about his team's comeback victory. "This is one of the toughest swings in the conference. To get any points is important. To get three points in an overtime win is pretty special!"


The victory sends Maryville to 9-3-1 on the season and 8-2 in USA South action. Methodist falls to 6-6 overall and 3-4-2 in league play.


The Scots will travel to North Carolina Wesleyan College on Sunday to challenge the Battling Bishops. First touch is slated for 2:30 p.m. in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.