Men's Soccer Comes Back Again Against Tiffin

Carter Patchett (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Carter Patchett (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Carter Patchett's (Dublin, Ohio) goal in the 105th minute gave Ohio Dominican's men's osccer team a 3-2 win in double overtime in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference matchup Saturday with Tiffin at Panther Stadium.

For the second consecutive game, ODU overcame a 2-0 deficit to come back and win.

The Dragons scored twice in the first half with Malik Suleman scoring at the beginning of the 12th minute and Samuel Costello scoring at the start of the 30th minute to put the Dragons up 2-0. 

The comeback began when Tyler Arnold (Westerville, Ohio) got a long throw-in from Matthew Pardi (Worthington, Ohio) and found the back of the net for his third goal of the year in the 43rd minute where the teams went to the half with the Panthers trailing 2-1. 

ODU was outshot 8-6 in the opening 45 minutes and Tiffin also had a 3-1 advantage on corner kicks.

A red card from the Dragons in the 65th minute put them a man down the rest of the game and the Panther took advantage of it as Zach Ziolo (Columbus, Ohio) got a rebound off a shot and found the back of the net to knot the game at 2-2. 

In that half, the Panthers outshot the Dragons 14-4 and had a 2-0 advantage on corner kicks. 

In the first overtime, ODU outshot the Dragons 3-0 as the offense continued to push on the Tiffin side of the field. The game would head to a second overtime still tied 2-2. 

The only shot of the second overtime was Patchett's as his first goal of the year was a 30-yard laser to the lowerleft past the Tiffin goalkeeper to notch the 3-2 win for the Panthers.

With the win, ODU advances to 5-4 overall and 4-2 in the G-MAC while Tiffin drops to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference.

Senior goalkeeper Alec Mathew (Pataskala, Ohio) faced four shots on goal with two saves in all 105 minutes between the posts.

The Panthers turn their attention to Trevecca Nazarene as they host the Trojans on Wednesday, September 26 with kicoff set for 5 p.m.