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Rocky Mountain College women win 2OT thriller at conference soccer tournament

Battlin' Bear men lose 2-0
Posted: 10:37 AM, Nov 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-13 12:37:30-05
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Rocky Mountain College's Alexis Robbins kept the Battlin' Bears' season alive with a game-winning goal in double overtime to defeat College of Idaho 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Cascade Collegiate Conference's Women's Soccer Championship on Tuesday.

A stiff defensive effort on both sides of the field kept the match scoreless through regulation. While the Battlin' Bears outshot the Yotes 15-4 before overtime, both teams recorded only a single shot in the first overtime period.

In the 107th minute, Robbins took advantage of a rebound to knock in the golden goal and advance the Battlin' Bears to the tournament's semifinals. Ellen Hunsaker was credited with the assist.

Rocky's Maia Wetzel allowed no goals with four saves while the Yotes' Kylee Atkins had seven saves and a single goal allowed.

The Battlin' Bears finished the match with an 18-5 edge in shots and led 2-0 in corner kicks.

The Battlin' Bears will next play Southern Oregon at 8 p.m. (MST) Wednesday in the semifinals of the 2019 CCC tournament.

Evergreen men 2, Rocky Mountain College 0

Just a year removed from winning the Cascade Collegiate Conference's men's soccer tournament title, the Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears were defeated 2-0 by The Evergreen State College Geoducks in the opening round of the CCC Championship.

Both teams were unable to find the back of the net in the first period, but the Geoducks quickly scored coming out of the half. Wylie Suda knocked in the match's first goal off of Maxton Hauser in the 50th minute.

Any thought of a Battlin' Bear comeback was put to rest in the 87th minute when Gavin McLeroy extended the Geoducks lead to 2.

Outshooting the Geoducks 22-10, the Battlin' Bears had plenty of offensive opportunities, but were unable to convert any of their shots into points. Evergreen's goalkeeper, Tristan Glaser, recorded three saves. Rocky's Kristofer Wennin had two saves and two goals allowed.

The Battlin' Bears also held an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.

The Geoducks will advance to the semifinals of the 2019 CCC Men's Soccer Tournament tomorrow where they will play the No. 1 seed, No. 18 ranked Corban University.