Overtime Thriller: UMKC Men’s Soccer Pulls Through in OT against Oral Roberts University

Friday’s game was a well-played effort by both Oral Roberts University and UMKC. The Men’s Roos won in the end, although it took double overtime to clinch the victory.

UMKC won 2-1, providing much needed momentum for the upcoming month.

The Roos scored first in the 6th minute in the first half. ORU scored late in the first half in the 37th minute. Neither team scored in the second half, so the game went into overtime.

ORU had two consecutive yellow cards—in one minute—in the second half with 30 minutes left. UMKC had a yellow card later on in the half in the 33rd minute. UMKC’s goalie, Junior Felipe Erico, was challenged in the second half but was up to the task.

Coach Rick Benben summarized the match after UMKC’s victory.

“We played well in moving the ball and dominated large portions of the game,” he said.

UMKC  practiced superb ball control, especially in the first half, keeping the ball at the other end of the field.

Coach Benben was pleased with his team’s performance, especially at the end.

“Tim Staerz was key with an assist on Precheur’s goal,” he said.

UMKC has a 1-2 record and is playing Drake at home on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

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