MSoc: Warriors can’t find net, fall in overtime

Despite outshooting Kansas Wesleyan 15-9 and placing six shots on goal, Westmont suffered a 1-0 loss in overtime Saturday at Thorrington Field.

The winning goal came in the 99th minute of play when Jesse Lennon took a shot from 20 yards out on the right side. Lennon’s shot went into the top front corner of the goal on the left side, hit the bracing inside the goal and bounced back out. However, the assistant referee signaled that the ball had completely broken the plane and the Coyotes (4-1-1) were awarded the win.

Westmont dominated play in the first half, taking 10 shots. But the Warriors couldn’t find the back of the net.

“I thought we looked very good in the first half,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “In the second half, we weren’t quite as sharp. When you don’t score a goal when you are playing well, it gets very difficult in this game.”

Honored at halftime of the game were members of the 1989 Westmont men’s soccer team, who were the last Warrior team to reach the NAIA National Championships Semifinals. Coach Bob Fortosis and captains Rob Ring and Mike Avery addressed the crowd after the 13 players that were present were introduced by name.