CLINTON, S.C. – The Belmont men’s soccer team (1-5-1) picked up the game winner 25 seconds into the second overtime period over Presbyterian College (0-7-0) on Tuesday night at Martin Stadium. Ares Marlonsson netted his first goal of the season to lift the Bruins to the 1-0 victory.
How It Happened
The two teams battled evenly throughout the first half. Jordan Barbara struck the post at the 20:51 mark as the best chance for either team. After 45 minutes, the Bruins led on shots 4-1, but PC led on corner kicks 4-0.
The second half saw the home squad amp up the pressure and dominate the run of play. Again, it was Barbara who led the way. The sophomore took a low shot from 20 yards out to force a save from the Bruins’ Nicolo Dini. The Blue Hose totaled 11 shots in the second half and forced seven saves. After 90 minutes, PC led on shots 12-6 and on corner kicks 7-3.
Belmont’s Adam Voloder slipped past the defense and hit the near post at a sharp angle in the 96th minute. PC then replied with three shots and a corner kick over the next 90 seconds. Barbara took a corner kick that Yacine Tchemmoun headed off the post with just over two minutes remaining in the first overtime.
As the second overtime began, PC lost possession in the midfield and the ball found its way to Voloder on the right side. He crossed the ball in to Marlonsson who beat the defense to the far post and finished from seven yards out to end the game at 1-0.
The Blue Hose host Mercer at home on September 25 at 7:00 p.m.