Men’s Soccer Falls in Double Overtime in NEAC Championship

Chris Millard scored his 11th goal of the season on Sunday
Chris Millard scored his 11th goal of the season on Sunday

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Soccer team lost on Sunday to Penn St.-Harrisburg 3-2 in double overtime in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Game.  

Keuka College (9-10-1, 6-5 NEAC) got a first half goals from Chris Millard and Samba DoukhansyRyan Mavretish made three saves in goal for the Wolves.

#1 Penn St.-Harrisburg 3 vs. #6 Keuka College 2 – 2OT – NEAC Championship

Both teams battled for possession early in the championship as the first shot by either team was not recorded until the 15th minute. The top-seeded Nittany Lions took advantage of a corner kick in the 30th minute as they took a 1-0 lead over the Wolves. Keuka College would not be deterred. Three minutes later, Chris Millard let a long ball go from just inside midfield. The ball sailed into the top corner of the goal to level the game. 33 seconds later, the Wolves took the lead as Connor Thorpe set up Samba Doukhansy for the goal. Keuka College would lead 2-1 at the half.

The Nittany Lions chased the game-tying goal for most of the second half. The home team outshot the Wolves 8-1 in the frame. With 11:22 left in regulation, Penn St.-Harrisburg hit home a loose ball in the Keuka box to level the game at 2-2. Neither team would put a shot on goal in the remaining minutes as the championship game went to overtime.

Harrisburg came out firing in the first overtime with a pair of early shots sandwiching a corner kick. Nothing would come of it for the Nittany Lions. The Wolves had an effort midway through the frame, but it was saved as the game stayed at 2-2 following 100 minutes.

Keuka College had its best chance to start the second overtime. Following a Nittany Lion yellow card, the Wolves had a shot saved, seconds later, another effort was turned aside by the Nittany Lion keeper. Sitting just 2:46 away from penalty kicks to decide it, Penn St.-Harrisburg found the back of net to score and defeat Keuka College 3-2 in double overtime.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College is now 5-3 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship
  • The Wolves lost both of their games against Penn St.-Harrisburg in overtime this season. Keuka is now 3-5 all-time against the Nittany Lions
  • Chris Millard scored his 11th goal of the season. The senior entered this year with 11 career goals
  • Millard scored eight goals in the final six games of the year to lead the Wolves. Keuka had won the previous five games prior to Sunday