Air Force and HBU Battle to 1-1 Tie
Oct. 20, 2013
Air Force freshman Ryan Ward scored in the 69th minute, but Houston Baptist’s Tobenna Uzo evened the game in the 78th minute and neither team scored in overtime as the Falcons and Huskies battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie Sunday afternoon at Sorrels Field.
The two teams entered halftime deadlocked at 0-0. The Huskies outshot Air Force, 9-7, while saves were tied at four apiece. HBU had two corner kicks to the Falcons' one.
The Falcons drew first blood, as Ward scored his third goal of the season off an assist from fellow freshman Cameron Duley. Duley, who notched the first point of his career, sent a crossing pass from the left side of the field into the box and Ward scored into the left side of the goal.
The Huskies narrowly tied the match just a minute later, as they were awarded a corner kick. Gustavo Alvarado took the corner and Kristopher Tyrpak's header attempt went just high.
In the 71st minute, Air Force's Zachary Modly and HBU's George Kelley were each given a red card, forcing both teams to play with 10 players the remainder of the match.
Seven minutes later, Uzo knotted the match at one-all. With the ball bouncing around in the box, Uzo was able to control the ball and score past Falcon keeper Joey Spexhock. Speshock, who recorded a career-high 11 saves, was injured on the play and was replaced by sophomore Brian Hoxie for the remainder of the game.
Neither team had a shot on goal the final 12 minutes as the two teams entered overtime.
Both goalkeepers made one save in the first overtime session, as the two teams entered the second OT period. Hoxie made a save on Kyle Herbison in the 108th minute and the Huskies had a couple of late corner kicks, but couldn't convert.
HBU outshot the Falcons 27-14. Kevin Suarez made six saves for the Huskies, while Hoxie made two saves in his relief role.
The Falcons travel to the West Coast next weekend for games at Seattle Univ. (Friday, Oct. 25) and San Jose` State (Sunday, Oct. 27).