LAS VEGAS – Seattle University men’s soccer settled for a 2-2 tie at UNLV Friday night. Nkosi Burgess and James Morris scored in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match at Johann Memorial Field.

With the result, Seattle U remained unbeaten in WAC action.

SU (6-3-3, 3-0-1 WAC) started strongly and established control early. However, a Rebel breakaway resulted in a goal for a 1-0 edge in the 19th minute. The Redhawks remained composed, though, and went about testing the UNLV defense. In the 26th minute, SU earned a corner kick. Declan McGlynn served a low ball into the box, where Burgess settled it and drilled a line shot into the goal to make it 1-all.

The Redhawks continued to control possession and closed the half with an 8-1 shot margin to go with a 6-0 difference in corner kick tries. However, UNLV held on to keep it tied through 45 minutes.

In the second half, SU kept peppering the hosts’ backline and in the 64th minute, it broke through. Thomas Mickoski slotted a ball down the right side to Morris, who got behind the defense and then beat the UNLV goalkeeper for a 2-1 lead.

The Rebels looked to even the match, but Akili Kasim came up with a key save on a Timo Mehlich shot as the half wore on. The home side earned a penalty kick in the 87th minute and converted to even the score at 2. Neither team created danger as the game moved to OT. 

Both teams put together opportunities in extra time, but neither side found a game-winner. 

SU outshot the Rebels, 16-9, and earned 13 corner kicks to just two for the hosts. Kasim finished with four saves, including a crucial stop in OT.

Seattle U heads to Grand Canyon for another WAC contest on Sunday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Phoenix.