Wolves Fall in Overtime to Gallaudet University

Samba Doukhansy (15) played defense for the Wolves -- Photo by Ed Webber
Samba Doukhansy (15) played defense for the Wolves -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Soccer team lost at home on Saturday to Gallaudet University by the score of 1-0 in overtime.

Senior Chris Millard had a strong game in the midfield for Keuka College (3-8-1, 2-4 NEAC). Millard tied for the team high with four shots and record a game-high two shots on goal.

Gallaudet University 1 at Keuka College 0 - OT

The Wolves had the quality chances early in the first half. In the opening 15 minutes, Keuka College developed three chances at goal. Samba Doukhansy drove down the right side and centered the ball into the box. The ball was loose, but no Wolf was able to connect before Gallaudet cleared it. Jared Burns then did the same for Keuka down the left side. His cross was deflected, but fell to the feet of Damian Rutan. His volley, however, went over the crossbar. A minute later, Chris Millard got loose on top of the box. His left-footed attempt to the left post was turned away by a diving save by the Gallaudet keeper. Keuka College continued to push. Millard found himself open later in the half at the back post for a header, but the Bison keeper was there once again as the game went to halftime scoreless.

Keuka College had a chance to pull ahead early in the second as Jared Burns dribbled into the box down the left wing. He cut back to get the ball to his right foot and shake his defender. Burns let the shot go, attempting back to the near post, but the keeper tipped it wide. The game would continue with waves of possession for both teams, but neither were able to generate a quality opportunity. The game would remain scoreless through 90 and go to overtime.

In the 97th minute, Gallaudet was awarded a free kick 25 yards from the Keuka goal following a foul. Off of the set piece, the Bison let a shot to goal and curved it into the upper-left corner to win the game as Gallaudet defeated Keuka College 1-0.

KC Notes:

  • Saturday was the first ever loss for the Wolves against the Bison. Keuka College had won the previous seven meetings
  • Keuka College had a 13-3 advantage in shots and 11-4 edge in corner kicks
  • Despite the 10-shot margin, shots on goal were just 3-2 in favor of the Wolves
  • It was the second time the Men's team played into extra time this season. It was the first time since 2012 that the Wolves have fallen in extra time on their home field

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will get right back on the field on Sunday afternoon with another North Eastern Athletic Conference game. Keuka College will host Lancaster Bible College at 1pm at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. The Wolves defeated the Chargers 2-1 in double overtime last year and have won the last four matchups overall.