Men's Soccer Falls In 2OT At Keene

October 23, 2007

The men's soccer team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end as they suffered just their second loss of the season, a 2-1 double overtime game at Keene State. Jeremy Kelsey's goal at the 7:27 mark of the second overtime gave the the Owls the 2-1 upset win.

Undefeated in its last nine games (7-0-2), Keene State, ranked 10th in New England, improves to 9-4-4. Middlebury (11-2) entered the game ranked fifth nationally and first in the region.

Ryan Farnsworth headed a through ball past two Panther defenders to sprinting Kelsey. Kelsey one-timed the ball past Middlebury goalie Jamie Wheeler into the right top corner of the net.

Middlebury jumped out to a 1-0 lead 3:14 into the game. Casey Ftorek was able to get control of a lose ball in the box and beat KSC goalie KSC goalie Cal Mintz .

With the rain intensifying in the second half, the Owls were able to tie the game at the 75:49 mark on a blast from just beyond the 18-yard line by Mike Cooley, who took a couple of dribbles to set himself then let go the drive for his seventh goal of the season.

Mintz, who turned aside six shots, saved the day for the Owls with a great save in the first overtime. The senior goalie got his body in front of a screaming line-drive shot by Baer Fisher. The ball deflected off his shoulder and over the cross bar.

Wheeler finished the game with six saves for the Panthers.

Middlebury College (11-2) 1 0 0 0 1
Keene State (9-4-4) 0 1 0 1 2

M: Casey Ftorek (Unassisted) 3:14; K: Mike Cooley (Unassisted) 75:49;
K: Jeremy Kelsey (Ryan Farnsworth) 107:27;
Saves: K: Cal Mintz 6; M: Jamie Wheeler 6;