Men’s Soccer Falls to Raptors in Overtime

Men’s Soccer Falls to Raptors in Overtime

The Owls men's soccer team lost a tough one Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in overtime as they hosted their cross town rival, Montgomery College Raptors.

Edwin Claros gave the Owls a quick 1-0 lead 24 seconds into the game from an assist by Alton West to post his first goal of the season. Strong defensive plays held the score for both teams, until Montgomery finally broke through and evened the score in the 28th minute. Shortly after in the 29th minute, the Owls answered back with yet another goal from Edwin Claros, this time the assist came from Alejandro Avelar. Prince George's Community College held the lead heading into halftime.

Midway through the second half, the Raptors evened the score off a free kick assist by Bryan Reyes-Aranda to a waiting Arash Kamali who headed the ball in for a goal in the 63rd minute.

Strong defense and missed key shots by both teams forced the game to end regulation with an even 2-2 tie.

Both coaches used the break to draw up strategies and try to find that extra fight in their teams to help them get that much needed sudden death goal.

In overtime, it was the Montgomery Raptors who quickly jumped on the Owls tired defense and scored the golden goal to seal the game 38 seconds into the period and win by a score of 3-2.

This loss puts the Owl's record at 5-5, but they look to bounce back and improve their conference record of 4-2 when they face Chesapeake College on Friday, September 30, 6:00pm at home.