FREDERICK, Md. – Freshman Tariq Lee scored with 30 seconds left in the first overtime session to lift the Stevenson University men's soccer team to Wednesday night's 1-0 OT win over Hood College at Thomas Athletic Field. The win was the second straight overtime victory for the Mustangs, with Lee recording both game-winners.
Stevenson (3-7-2, 2-1 MAC Commonwealth) was playing in its sixth overtime game on the season. It marks the first win over Hood (7-6-1, 1-2-1 MAC Commonwealth) for the Mustangs since the 2013 campaign. Stevenson also moved into a tie for third place in the conference standings with Lebanon Valley with six points.
With the clock winding down in the first overtime, the Mustangs were awarded a left-to-right corner kick with just over a minute remaining after a shot by Eric Dorsey was tipped over the crossbar by Hood keeper Danny Castillo. Iliyas Mirza sent a ball to the far post just outside of the 6 that Lee headed home for his third goal of the season. Lee also had the game-winner in OT in Saturday's 2-1 triumph over Widener.
After a first half that saw the Mustangs outshoot the Blazers 9-6, Hood turned the tables in the second half, generating a 13-1 advantage in shots, but Stevenson keeper Jake Brown turned aside all six shots on frame in the half. Brown also had his 13th save of the game just under four minutes into overtime, with a shot off the rebound pushed wide by the hosts.
In the first half, the Mustangs applied early pressure with the first three shots of the game in the first five minutes, including a shot on goal by Mirza 2:40 in. Lee also had a header that was saved by Castillo in the 26th minute.
Brown's 13 saves were a season high as he posted his third shutout of the season, while Castillo had three stops for Hood. The Blazers finished with a 22-12 shot advantage and took 10 corner kicks to Stevenson's six, though the Mustangs had all three corners in the overtime session.
Stevenson returns to action Saturday when it travels to Arcadia University for a 5:30 MAC Commonwealth contest.