MT. PLEASANT, South Carolina – Junior forward Stian Sandbekkhaug scored the game-tying goal in the 74th minute as UNCW earned a 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association draw against College of Charleston at Patriots Point on Wednesday evening.
The Seahawks, who played their second overtime game of the season, improved to 6-2-2 overall and 1-0-2 in the CAA. Meanwhile, the Cougars saw their record move to 3-5-2 overall and 1-1-2 in league play.
"This was a good point on the road tonight,” Head Coach Aidan Heaney said. “College of Charleston has a very senior heavy team and is a tough team to play. Our players showed a good response to come from behind and secure a point."
Sandbekkhaug evened the score at 1-1 with 16:35 remaining in regulation when he took a through pass from redshirt junior forward Julio Moncada and tallied his team-high sixth goal of the year.
Charleston claimed a 1-0 lead in the 59th minute when senior midfielder Nicolas Jeausseran scored his second goal in as many games off a feed from senior forward Nico Rittmayer.
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Cretens made a season-high six saves for UNCW, which held a slim 15-14 advantage in shots.
Senior goalkeeper Kevin Shields recorded six saves for the Cougars, who are unbeaten in their last two games following a four-game losing streak.
#SeahawkStats: Wednesday marked the second draw in the 14-game series between UNCW and Charleston … It was also the third overtime game in the series, which UNCW leads by a 7-5-2 margin … The Seahawks tallied a season-high 11 corner kicks … UNCW outshot its opponent for the eighth time in 10 games this season … The Seahawks are 4-0-1 this year when Sandbekkhaug scores a goal.
Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks return home on Saturday, Oct. 15, to host defending CAA champion Hofstra in a conference contest at 7 p.m.
College Men’s Soccer: UNCW 1, College of Charleston 1 (2OT)
UNCW 0 1 0 0 - 1
Charleston 0 1 0 0 - 1
Goals: UNCW – Stian Sandbekkhaug (73:25); COFC – Nicolas Jeausseran (58:09). Assists: UNCW – Julio Moncada; COFC – Nico Rittmayer. Saves: UNCW – Ryan Cretens 6 (110:00, 1 goals allowed); COFC – Kevin Shields 6 (110:00, 1 goals allowed). Shots: UNCW – 15; COFC – 14. Corner Kicks: UNCW – 11; COFC – 3. Attendance: 316.
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