Canlas Nets Game-Winner in 2OT

Canlas Nets Game-Winner in 2OT

Aurora, Ill. - The Alma College men's soccer team pulled out a double-overtime 3-2 win over Benedictine University on Saturday (Aug. 31) evening.

The Scots got goals from sophomore Danten McFate (Haslett, Mich. / Haslett), senior Kyle Farmer (Greenville, Mich. / Greenville) and senior Noah Canlas (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central).

McFate found the back of the net with a header off a corner kick in the third minute of the game.

Aurora responded in the 40th minute off a cross from the right side. The ball was deflected in front of Garrison Mast (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) right to Kader Camara at the far post, who knocked it in to the open net.

Lukasz Sulka put the Eagles up 2-1 after finding an opening behind the defense and receiving a pass from Aldreiron Smith.

Alma controlled the match in the second half, spending most of the time on their offensive side of the field. After a handful of chances, they finally came through when Canlas passed Farmer open through two defenders, giving him forward a free run at the net. Farmer shot past the keeper's right to the far post to tie the game.

The referees waved off the third goal shortly thereafter. Torsten Holland (Okemos, Mich. / Haslett) dropped in a free kick from roughly 50 yards out to the back post where Hunter Nash (Haslett, Mich. / Haslett) easily headed it home, but they ruled him offside.

Still, the Scots continued to threaten and finally came through 18 seconds into the second overtime when McFate led Canlas through two defenders on the back line. Canlas took a dribble and fired a shot that deflected off the fingertips of Benedictine's keeper but kept going to the back of the net. It was his third point of the day.

Benedictine were called for quite a few came in the second half. In addition; three yellow cards were issued to three different Eagles.

Alma has one day off before traveling to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Monday (Sept. 2) for a match at 2:00 p.m.