BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team lost a hard-fought match to Berry College, 2-1 in double overtime, Sunday afternoon at BSC Soccer Park.
The Vikings move to 3-3-1, while the Panthers fall to 4-3.
Berry got on the board in the eighth minute on a goal by Zak Wallinford, who collected a rebounded save and found the back of the net, assisted by Daniel Wartner. The Vikings held the 1-0 lead for the remainder of the first half and well into the second half before BSC tied things up in the 75th minute when senior Garner Shivers scored the equalizer off an assist from senior Tony Crocker.
The score remained knotted at 1-1 at the end of regulation, sending the game to its first 10-minute golden-goal overtime. BSC almost ended the game in the 92nd minute when Berry keeper Kevin Madigan made a diving save to keep a header by Shivers from scoring.
In the 106th minute - with 4:21 left in the game in double overtime - Berry ended the game when Wallinford scored off a fumbled save by the BSC keeper after a shot-on-goal by Reid Popple.
Shivers and senior Tyler Evans led the Panthers with four shots each; three of Shivers' were on-goal, while two of Evans' were. Sophomore Brynjar Arnason also had three shots, two on-goal. For Berry, Popple led with four shots, three on-goal.
Madigan, Berry's goalkeeper, recorded six saves in the match; sophomore BSC keeper Sveinbo Grimsson made four.
Overall BSC out-shot the Vikings 13-10, 7-6 on-goal, and had seven corner kicks to Berry's three.
The Panthers are back in action next weekend to open Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play, hosting University of Dallas, Friday at 8 p.m., and Austin College, Sunday at 1 p.m. Both of those games will feature live video streaming at www.collegetvticket.com, as well as a live game tracker.