Berea, KY- The men's soccer team began a three game homestand, hosting the University of the Cincinnati-Clermont Cougars in the game at the Berea College Sports Complex.
Berea came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, using 10 shots in the first half attempting to score a goal. The aggression by the Mountaineers paid off, as it caused a penalty kick for the team, which Million Beshah used to give Berea an 1-0 advantage. Clermont was unable to sneak past the Berea defense as the Mountaineers went into the break holding their lead.
In the second half, the Berea defense continued its strong play as they held their 1-0 lead. The scoreboard changed to a 1-1 tie as the Cougars scored a goal in the 77th minute of the game. The last two offensive chances of regulation went to the Mountaineers, but neither shot fell into the net and the game went into extra time. Within two overtime periods, Berea could not capitalize on their four shots as their defense remained tight and the two teams finished the game tied 1-1. Beshah, who scored the only goal for the team, led in shots with five. The goalkeeper, Noah DeHart, finished with six saves.
The result moves the Mountaineers' record to 0-8-3. The team continues their home field advantage at the Complex this Thursday, October 16th, hosting the Eagles of Midway College. Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM.