Saturday’s men’s soccer match between Seattle University and Simon Fraser seemed destined for overtime until Kyle Peterman (Boise, Idaho) scored with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to give the Redhawks a 1-0 victory at Fox Field.
C.J. Hamel (Seattle, Wash.) sent a crossing pass into the box that found Peterman, whose side kick beat Clan goalie Thomas Lindley to break the scoreless tie. The goal was Peterman’s third tally of the season, second-most on the team, while Hamel earned his second assist of the year.
The other Redhawk star of the match was goalie Emerson DeOliveira (Normandy Park, Wash.), whose five saves came in bunches. His first save came less than a minute before the end of the first half, and then he made back-to-back saves twice during the second half. Simon Fraser first threatened midway through the second half, but shots by Liam Miller and Lucas Barrett were stopped by DeOliveira. A second flurry came with less than 13 minutes left in the second half, but attempts by Scott McEachern and Miller in a 48-second span were turned away by the junior.
Simon Fraser (6-4) had one final chance to tie the match and send it into overtime, starting with a Colin Streckmann shot that was blocked out of bounds, giving the Clan a corner kick opportunity. Streckmann found Anthony Marrello on the corner kick, but Marrello’s shot sailed high, and the clock ran out on the Clan.
Simon Fraser outshot Seattle University, 14-9, and earned seven corner kick opportunities versus three for the Redhawks. Miller led all players with four shots, while Peterman was credited with three shots to lead Seattle University. With his five saves, DeOliveira earned his third shutout of the season, while Lindley finished with three saves for Simon Fraser.
Seattle University (6-2-1) returns home for a match against Cal State Bakersfield next Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 12 noon at Championship Field. Three of the Redhawks’ next four matches will be in Seattle, with a trip across town to face Seattle Pacific at Interbay Stadium on Oct. 14 and the rematch with Simon Fraser taking place at Championship Field on Nov. 1.