Men Lose Heartbreaker In OT Against Webster University

Omar Rivas
Omar Rivas

LOVES PARK, Ill. - The men's soccer team was still in search of its first win on the year as they faced off at home against the Webster University Gorloks. RU battled with Webster University for 90 minutes, but resulted in a scoreless regulation. The Gorloks were able to capitalize in overtime resulting in a final score of 1-0.

The Rockford University men's soccer team came out strong, like they have in most of its matches, controlling the pace of the game and outshooting the opposition 6-1 in the first half. The Regents looked like they would break through with a goal, unfortunately most of the attempts were near misses. Erik Manriquez (Rockford, Ill.) had two near misses, one off the crossbar and one just wide. The Regents and Gorloks both went into halftime hoping to find a way to sneak out a win in the second. Anthony Beck (Fishers, Ind.) started the second half in goal for the Regents, as he provided sturdy goalkeeping saving all seven shots he faced. RU's Cruz Marquez (Arvado, Colo.) looked to have the game winning goal late in the second as his shot rang off the post and rebounded back out. The second half was much more of an even battle for both sides, as each team recorded 9 shots. Regulation was not enough to decide a winner as the contest continued into overtime. The overtime period did not last long as it only took the Gorloks seven minutes to score. The overtime goal by Webster University drops the Regents to an 0-4-1 record.

The Rockford University men's soccer team hits the road on Wednesday the 13 to face off with Beloit. The match has a scheduled start time of 5:00 PM.