Coyote men draw 1-1 with Our Lady of the Lake University

KWU Athletics

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Kansas Wesleyan Men’s Soccer played out a 1-1 tie Friday with Our Lady of the Lake University at OLLU Soccer Field.

It was the first time the Coyotes had faced the new college football rule, where no overtime will be played in the regular season, meaning the game ended tied after 90 minutes. Once the playoffs arrive, matches will have overtime periods, but will be played for the full duration of overtime, like the World Cup in the knockout stage.

Our Lady of the Lake scored early in the game, in the third minute on a Benjamin Rios goal, assisted by Cade Ryan as he ran through a ball from the corner for the score.

The Coyotes had plenty of chances in the first half, but couldn’t get a ball into the net.

Wesleyan’s first scoring chance came in the 51st minute when the Coyotes were awarded a penalty after a Saints foul inside the penalty area. Unfortunately, Alfonso Lopez (SR/Fontana, Calif.)’s shot was stopped by a try chance from Carlos Hernandez.

Finally in the 64th minute, the Coyotes broke through. Brandon Oaks (SO/Salina, Kan.) turned the Saints around and scored on a midfield shot for the equalizer.

The Coyotes had many more scoring chances, but failed to get one into the net.

Wesleyan outscored OLLU 21-9 in the game, led by five shots from Lopez. Steven Moya (SR/Whittier, Calif.) and Oaks had four each. Oswaldo Diaz-Lopez (SO/Bryan, TX) made four saves.

The Coyotes are back in action on Sunday, playing Texas A&M – San Antonio at 11 a.m.

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