COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Alex Voorhees’ (Sr./Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) first goal of the season was enough to bring the Knights to an even tally, but it was Saint John’s University that would carry the day in overtime, winning at home under the lights against the Carleton College men’s soccer team, 2-1.
Due to renovations at Saint John’s, this contest was played on the school’s football field, making this the first time a Johnnie’ home soccer match was scheduled at night. That this one required extra time is not a surprise as four of the last six meetings between these squads have gone to overtime.
Carleton (4-1-0, 0-1 MIAC) had opportunities in the first half, recording eight shots—five of them on goal—to go along with four corner kicks. In the period the Johnnies (3-1-2, 1-0 MIAC) took 10 shots, but only two of them were on goal.
Saint John’s struck early in the second half when David Wee gathered a rebound off of a free kick and put it in the back of the net in the 55th minute, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead.
Carleton’s equalizer came 10 minutes later, when Voorhees took a free kick from outside the box and put it in the net to tie the game. After the remaining time in the clock elapsed, both teams were headed for overtime.
The Johnnies tallied the only three shots of the overtime period, with the game winner coming in the 95th minute. After the first attempt sailed high, Carleton goalkeeper James Neher (Jr./Mahtomedi, Minn./Mahtomedi) stopped the Johnnies’
next attempt but Zane Heinselman collected the rebound and scored to snap Carleton’s five-game win streak in the series. Neher matched his season-high with eight saves in the contest.
Carleton next plays at home on Sunday, Sept 14 against Luther College at 4 p.m. Video and live stats will be available via Knights Online.