Late Magic Lifts Men’s Soccer

Jordan Miller (2) scoring the game-winning goal on Sunday -- Photo by Ed Webber
Jordan Miller (2) scoring the game-winning goal on Sunday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Soccer team scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game, and then defeated Lancaster Bible College with a goal 2:34 into extra time in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.  

Suleman Sey was in the middle of the action as he scored the equalizer for Keuka College (4-8-1, 3-4 NEAC). Sey then set up Jordan Miller for the game-winning goal in extra time.

Keuka College 2 vs. Lancaster Bible College 1 - OT

Lancaster Bible College opened the play on Saturday with the first quality chance, but Ryan Velte made a leaping save for the Wolves six minutes in. Jordan Miller had an early attempt at goal as he let a 35 yard shot go in the tenth minute. The ball hit off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced straight down, but never crossed the goal line as the game remained scoreless. In the 27th minute, Lancaster Bible took the 1-0 lead. Minutes later, Mousas Bamba took some quality touches in the middle of the field and fed Chris Millard for the shot. The attempt was stopped by a diving effort by the Charger keeper.

In the second half, both teams had attempts at goal, but neither were able to put the final piece together. Chris Millard had a solid strike midway through the half from 40 yards. The ball was destined for the upper 90, but the Charger keeper made another diving save to keep the Wolves off the board. That would only last for so long as Keuka College continued to press. In the 89th minute, Claude Tuyishimire volleyed a ball bouncing around the top of the box. The high-arching shot was over the keeper, but off the crossbar. The ball bounced back into the box and Suleman Sey was there for the goal to level the game at 1-1 and force overtime.

The Wolves did not waste any time in the extra frame. In the 93rd minute, Keuka was awarded a free kick near the left side line. Suleman Sey took the kick and set the ball sailing into the box. Through the congestion, Jordan Miller flashed in front of the Charger defenders and keeper. Miller's right-footed touch went into the back of the net to give Keuka College the 2-1 overtime victory.

Game Highlights:

Sey ties the game with 1:58 left to play

Sey sets up Jordan Miller for the game-winner in overtime

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves improved to 7-4 all-time against Lancaster Bible College. Keuka College has now won five straight against the Chargers, included another 2-1 win in extra time last season
  • It was the first time since 2011 that the Wolves had have back-to-back games go to extra time
  • The equalizing goal by Sey was his first in a Keuka College uniform
  • The Wolves led in shots 8-6, but the Chargers had the 7-4 advantage in corner kicks
  • Ryan Velte made four saves in goal for the Green and Gold.

Up Next for Keuka College: The stretch run for Keuka College against North Eastern Athletic Conference opponents continues next weekend for the Wolves as they travel to Pennsylvania to face conference newcomers Penn St.-Harrisburg. The Wolves and Nittany Lions played between 2007 and 2012. The Wolves won the first three meetings, but the Nittany Lions have taken the last three.