Wason's Golden Goal Ices Timberwolves in OT
URBANA, Ohio (October 8, 2012) - It took overtime to decide a hotly contested matchup of in-region rivals fighting for a NCAA Division II playoff berth. With 49 seconds left in the first OT, Urbana University's Tyler Wason picked the perfect time to score his team-leading 8th goal of the season. Wason's golden goal sent the home team happy after a 1-0 win over the visiting Timberwolves from Northwood University. (Video of the goal below)
The win was an important one as both teams entered Monday's contest with winning records in the region. Urbana's win helped the Blue Knights stop a two-game losing streak, both to ranked opponents. Urbana also improves their resume with another key regional victory, moving to 7-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in overtime. Northwood falls to 5-4-1 after an impressive 3-0-1 start.
Urbana defender Joe Carter helped the Blue Knights preserve a 0-0 tie at the break. His save on a Northwood corner kick kept the game scoreless heading into the half.
In the second half, Urbana outshot the Timberwolves 10-6, but neither team could find the back of the net. Aaron Burt's attempt at the second half buzzer was stopped by Northwood keeper David Perez, sending the game into overtime.
With under a minute remaining in the extra frame, defender Ed Willoughby sent a high pass ahead to Wason. Wason halted his run until the perfect moment to avoid an offsides call. When he collected Willoughby's pass, he had just the keeper to beat, which he did in the top corner for the game-winner.
Urbana's 5-game homestand continues on Saturday afternoon when the Blue Knights welcome the Lakers from Mercyhurst University to town. Last year, Urbana edged the 5th ranked Lakers 1-0 in Erie. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. [Box Score]