Tigers Defeat Concordia in Overtime
Doane needed overtime for the second straight game but like their match-up last week, the Tigers came away victorious in the first overtime. Doane defeated Concordia University, 3-2, marking the fourth consecutive game the two teams have played in overtime. The win moves the Tigers' record to 6-3 on the year and 3-0 in the GPAC.
Concordia scored first after a misplay by the Tiger defense. Aaron Skipworth took advantage of the mistake and found an unprotected goal to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
However, four minutes later the Tigers transitioned quickly and Kyle Smith (Mission Hills, S.D. found Chris Hedgecock (North Platte, Neb.) flying down the right side and Hedgecock found the back post for a Tiger goal. At halftime, Doane led in total shot attempts but the Bulldogs had put one more shot on goal than the Tigers.
The Bulldogs regained the lead when Raul Lopez received a pass from Skipworth and beat Tiger keeper Chris Kavinsky (Englewood, Colo.) for a goal.
Doane tied the game up when Smith sent a long throw-in towards the Concordia goal and Jordan Schafer (Denver, Colo.) placed a header in the back of the net to tie the game in the 70th minute of play.
The two teams had scoring opportunities in the final 20 minutes of regulation but were unable to score. Kavinsky made a game-saving stop with 15 minutes remain when Concordia had a direct kick just outside the box and the Bulldog player tried to hook a ball inside the back post.
In overtime, the Tigers scored a game-winning kick when Schafer picked up a loose ball on the back side of the action in front of the net.
Doane out-shot Concordia 27-16 in the game and placed two more shots on goal than the Bulldogs. Kavinsky finished with six saves in the game while Alex McKamy collected seven for Concordia.
The Tigers will host Briar Cliff University on Saturday, September 27, at 3:15 PM. The game can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.