Seattle University Menís Soccer Pulls Out 3-2 Overtime Road Victory
Courtesy: Seattle University

With just over a minute remaining in the second overtime, Andrew Kreiter (Billings, Mont.) scored his fourth goal of the season to give the Seattle University men’s soccer team a 3-2 victory over Cal State Bakersfield Friday night at CSUB’s Main Soccer Field.


Kyle Peterman (Boise, Idaho) slotted a pass up the middle which found Kreiter, who sent a line drive past Roadrunner goalie Steve Trojanowski into the right side of the net with just 1:12 showing on the clock. It was the senior’s second game-winning goal of the season, while Peterman picked up his third assist of the year.


Cal State Bakersfield (4-12-0) started the scoring just 5:42 into the match, as Manny Garcia sent a low cross from the right side into the box, and Matt Shaxton volleyed the ball into the net for his fourth goal of the season. The Roadrunners dominated the first half, earning six corner kick opportunities and earning four shots on goal while the Redhawks had only one shot on goal before halftime.


Seattle University picked up the pressure in the second half, tying the match early in the second half when Peterman collected a loose ball and sent it into the net for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Five minutes later, the Redhawks would go ahead 2-1 when Kreiter sent a low cross from the left side into the box, and Wesley Van Hooser (Lake Stevens, Wash.) slotted the ball just inside the right post for his third goal of the season.


The Roadrunners would even the match in the 69th minute, as Ken Taylor sent a pass across the goalmouth, and Alberto Navarro sent the ball into the net from the right side for his first goal of the season. Seattle University had two corner kick chances late in the second half, but neither of them led to anything, forcing overtime. The first ten-minute overtime was uneventful, but the Redhawks dominated the second overtime period, as Trojanowski needed to make a save on a header by Van Hooser a few minutes before the game-winning goal.


Emerson DeOliveira (Normandy Park, Wash.), the Division II leader in goals against average, saw his GAA rise from 0.29 to 0.49, but he made four saves to improve his record to 6-1-1 for the season. Trojanowski finished with three saves for the Roadrunners, who could not duplicate their 2-1 victory over Seattle University on Oct. 4 at Championship Field.


Seattle University (10-3-1) concludes the 2008 season by facing NAIA power Fresno Pacific Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.