Cal Baptist defeats Air Force, 15-14, in overtime
Oct. 28, 2017

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Cal Baptist rallied for two late goals to force overtime and then defeated Air Force, 15-14 in overtime, in a Western Water Polo Association game, Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Academy’s Cadet Natatorium.

Air Force senior Riley Thomas scored six goals and added an assist and a steal. Luke Andres and Justin Harrison each had two goals while Michael Miller had three assists.

Cal Baptist, ranked 17th in the nation, took a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, but the Falcons battled back for an 8-6 lead at the half.  Thomas scored four times in the second quarter and added another early in the third for a  9-6 lead.  CBU scored two late goals in the third, but the Falcons had an 11-9 lead entering the fourth quarter. After the Falcons and Lancers traded goals early in the fourth, CBU scored twice in the final 1:46 of the fourth to tie the game at 12-12 and force overtime.

In overtime, CBU scored first, but the Falcons answered as Eric Kawecki tied the game. CBU then scored the next two goals for a 15-13 lead. With 1:33 left in the second overtime, Ryan Dorris scored, but the Falcons could not find the equalizer.

The teams combined for 79 shots as Air Force had 40 and CBU had 39.

Air Force (5-13 overall and 1-4 in the WWPA) closes out the regular-season with a pair of conference games  at Fresno Pacific (Nov. 3) and Santa Clara (Nov. 5).

 

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