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Trinity Game-Winner In 2OT Leads to 3-2 Victory over Men's Soccer

Photo by Peter Stein '84
Photo by Peter Stein '84

Sophomore midfielder Sam Millbury's game-winning goal with 5:26 left in the second overtime to lead Trinity College to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Wesleyan University Cardinals in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's soccer action this afternoon.  The Bantams improve to 6-5-3 overall and 3-5-1 in the NESCAC

Wesleyan, ranked No. 9 in New England, drops to 7-5-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the league with its third consecutive setback.

Trinity's game winner was the only shot of the second overtime. Junior  Tobias Gimand fed Millbury on a cross from the right flank, Millbury timed his leap and on-timed the ball past Cardinal junior goalie Jack Katkavich

The Bantams scored on their first shot of the contest. Cody Savonen converted on a feed by senior Mark Perreault in the seventh minute of play. But Wesleyan answered less than a minute later when Brandon Sousa connected with Ben Toulotee, who headed it past the Trinity keeper to tie the game at 1-1. 

Trinity took a 2-1 lead when Gimand headed in a Savonen pass in the 21stminute. The Cardinals broke through and tied it at two, with an unassisted goal by sophomore forward Garrett Hardesty  with 15:20 left in the first half. 

The second half and first overtime went scoreless. Wesleyan earned six corner kicks in the first half but none after intermission, while Trinity had two in the first half and one in the second.  

Katkavich totaled five stops for the Cardinals, while Domenic Quade had seven.