The S&T men’s soccer team played a pair of road contests over the weekend. They played at William Jewell on Friday, Sept. 29, before playing at Rockhurst on Sunday. The Miners won 2-1 in overtime on Friday, before their win streak ended on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Rockhurst.
A goal out of a scramble in front of the net by Martin Klevjer (Trondheim, Norway/) in the second overtime period gave Missouri S&T's men's soccer team its fourth straight win Friday night, as the Miners outlasted William Jewell 2-1 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference contest.
S&T got a corner kick chance in the 106th minute and after the ball had initially been kicked over the crowd, it was knocked back in to Klevjer and after the ball got away momentarily, it ended up back at his feet and he whacked it in the direction of the goal and hit the low shot by Cardinal goalkeeper Nick Cooper to end the contest.
The Miners got a win in a game in which they dominated the stat sheet, outshooting the Cardinals 22-10 with eight of the shots being on goal to four for William Jewell. S&T also had all six corner kick chances in the game, including the one that preceded the game-winning goal.
The Cardinals struck first with a goal in the 24th minute – the first allowed by the Miners in nearly five halves of soccer – as Drew Dempsey got a shot past S&T goalkeeper Aaron Hohenstein (St. Louis, MO/Lutheran South).
S&T answered back nearly 10 minutes later when Felipe Andrade (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/) headed in a pass from David Murphy (Naperville, IL/Naperville Central) to knot the contest at one. The goal was the 22nd of Andrade's S&T career, tying him with Ryan Coates for sixth place on the all-time goals list.
Both teams had opportunities late in regulation time to get the game-winner, but had those attempts stopped by Hohenstein on one end and Cooper on the opposite end.
Missouri S&T's offensive attack was stifled all afternoon by sixth-ranked Rockhurst and the Hawks got a pair of second half goals to take a 2-0 decision Sunday in Great Lakes Valley Conference action.
The loss ended the Miners' winning streak at four and dropped S&T to 5-4-1 overall and 4-4 in conference play, while the Hawks won for the eighth consecutive time and remained undefeated in the GLVC at 7-0.
The first half was scoreless with only one shot on goal over the first 45 minutes, which came from Rockhurst's Salim Gumati in the 34th minute that was turned away by S&T goalkeeper Aaron Hohenstein (St. Louis, MO/Lutheran South). The Hawks had six shots overall to S&T's one in the first half.
However, just over a minute into the second half, Kaleb Jackson was hauled down in the box leading to a penalty kick that Adam Michel converted to put the Hawks into the lead.
Hohenstein stopped a direct free kick by Jackson from just outside the box about six minutes later, then the Miners dodged a bullet on a corner kick moments later when Jackson headed the ball just wide of the net. In the 67th minute, Hohenstein again stopped Jackson on a shot close to the net.
Rockhurst got its second goal in the 85th minute when Michael Panarisi headed in a pass from Umoh Ufot.
The Miners had a couple of scoring chances late in the contest, but an attempt by Martin Klevjer(Trondheim, Norway/) was high and one by Bryce Johnson (O'Fallon, MO/Fort Zumwalt South) was stopped after a deflection.
Rockhurst outshot the Miners 23-4 in the contest; the Miner shots came from Klevjer, Johnson, David Murphy (Naperville, IL/Naperville Central) and Unnar Ulfarsson (Gardabaer, Iceland/Fjolnir Reykjavik).
The Miners return home for their next three games, beginning with Friday's 7:30 p.m. clash with Drury at the S&T Soccer Field.