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September 23, 2012

Panthers fall to Concordia-Selma in overtime, 2-1

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Concordia College-Selma defeated the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team in overtime, 2-1, Sunday evening at the BSC Soccer Park.

The Panthers fall to 3-4-1, while the Hornets move to 6-2.

The first half was scoreless, but Concordia struck early in the second half when Luis Carlos scored in the 48th minute off an assist from Kenjay Simmonds. The Hornets held the 1-0 lead until the 82nd minute when junior Tobias Winter found the back of the net courtesy of a ball played from freshman Kristjan Bryde.

Neither team scored in the final eight minutes of regulation, sending the game to overtime, which ended quickly as Concordia scored in the 93rd minute when Carlos connected once again off a long ball sent down the center of the field from Leighton Richards.

The Hornets out-shot the Panthers 18-12, 8-5 on-goal. Winter, junior Brooks Busby, and junior Brynjar Arnason had three shots apiece for BSC. Carlos led Concordia with five shots.

Hornets keeper Fredy Mendoza played the entire game and had four saves, while senior Sveinbo Grimsson also played the whole game for the Panthers and had five saves.

Concordia held the advantage in corner kicks, 11-3, and also committed more fouls, 13-10.

The Panthers are on the road for their next three games, and will open Southern Athletic Association action next Saturday, Sept. 29, against Rhodes in Memphis at 3 p.m.