Men drop fourth in a row
Published: Monday, October 22, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012 15:10
The Maverick men’s soccer team suffered a gut-wrenching, sudden-death 2-1 overtime defeat Saturday to UMKC in Kansas City, Mo. UMKC’s Jordan Rideout connected on a goal just 4:03 into overtime to give the Kangaroos a 2-1 win.
For UNO, the loss drops the Mavs' record to 4-9-1 and 2-2-1 in The Summit League, putting them in third place in the conference with seven points.
UMKC is now 6-7-2 and 4-1 in The Summit League, tied for first place.UMKC struck first with a goal from David Sarabia, capitalizing on a free kick in the 42nd minute to make it 1-0 UMKC. The Mavs were able to level the score in the 62nd minute when Giovanni Giattino scored his second goal of the season off a Logan Mendez assist for the equalizer. The teams played to a stalemate to end regulation forcing sudden death overtime.
In overtime, Rideout would strike for UMKC delivering the final blow to the Mavs on a header assisted by Sylvester Yiadom. The Roos of UMKC proved to be the aggressors, outshooting the Mavs 13-6. UNO returns to Omaha for their final home game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 28 at noon against the Summit League leading Oakland Golden Grizzlies.