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SAU Soccer loses heartbreaker in overtime to Point

Staff report

October 11, 2013

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker 2-1 in overtime to conference foe Point University of Georgia Thursday afternoon at Knights field.


After a scoreless first half, Point broke through first with a goal by Phillip Pressgrove in the 50th minute. Point kept the lead until late in the half when SAU freshman defender Laurin Michaelis finally scored for the Knights in the 85th minute to knot the game at one.


SAU would get some nice looks and shots off before the end of regulation, but the game would still go into overtime. It did not last long. Point ended up getting a free kick off of a Knights foul within the first 30 seconds of overtime and promptly put it in the back of the net to end the game in the first minute of overtime and give the hard-earned victory to the Skyhawks.


Pressgrove scored the game winner as well for Point. Michaelis’ goal was his third of the year for the Knights.


SAU outshot the Skyhawks 16-7 overall, but could not get the ball past Point keeper Tony Olvera as he made eight saves.


The Knights fall to 5-9 with the loss and 2-5 in the conference while Point improves to 6-8 and 3-3.


SAU will next travel to former conference rival Pfeiffer University on Oct. 19 to battle the Falcons at 3 p.m.