“I can’t fault us for effort tonight,” said head coach Pete Fewing. “We hit the post twice tonight on a couple good shots, both by Miguel. It was a good effort, we just have to get over the hump. In our last four overtime games, we’ve had two wins and two ties, which is better than our first three overtime games where we had two losses and a tie. I like that we’re battling and we’re trying to get better. [Air Force] did a great job; they’re not an easy team to play against. Jake Feener in goal did a very, very good job. He’s been great all season.”
Seattle U’s first chance to take the lead came in the 11th minute as a shot by Miguel Gonzalez (Yelm, Wash.) hit the crossbar, but it bounced off and to the left of the goal.
In the 27th minute, the Redhawks took the lead as Brady Ballew (Marysville, Wash.) struck the ball into the goal on a cross by Chase Hanson (Kent, Wash.)
The score remaining 1-0 at the half, the Redhawks had another good chance to score in the 68th minute as Jonathan Massimino (San Ramon, Calif.) and Gonzalez pressed forward and the Air Force goalie came out of the goal, but SU was not able to control the ball to get it into the net.
In the 75th minute, Air Force evened the score, 1-1, as Blake Elder scored his first goal of the season, sinking the ball into the net after the ball deflected off a Seattle U defender.
Neither team was able to add to their total in regulation as the Redhawks took their third straight home game and seventh game of the season into overtime.
In the 107th minute, Gonzalez and Renato Bandeira (Sammamish, Wash.) had the Redhawks’ best chances to score on back-to-back shots, with Gonzalez’s hitting the right post. Neither team was able to get the ball in the net as the match ended in a 1-1 tie, the Redhawks’ third tie of the season.
In goal, Jake Feener (Rocklin, Calif.) and Jake Schenk each made six saves, allowing one goal apiece.
The Redhawks outshot the Falcons, 25-15, outshooting them in all four periods. Gonzalez led SU with nine shots, which tied his career high in his first game as a Redhawk vs. Cal Poly on Aug. 24, 2012.
SU closes out the weekend at home to host Grand Canyon (2-9-1, 1-4-0 WAC) on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. PT. They will then hit the road for a pair of games at Houston Baptist (Nov. 1) and Kansas City (Nov. 3) before returning home to honor this year’s senior class on Nov. 9 vs. San Jose State. For all the latest on the team, like “Seattle U Athletics” and “Seattle U Men’s Soccer” on Facebook, follow @su_athletics, @seattleu_mso, and @coachfewing on Twitter, and follow su_redhawks on Instagram.