Pfeiffer men’s soccer tops Piedmont in double OT, 3-2
Published 9:52 pm Monday, September 20, 2021
With seven seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Falcon midfielder Nico Soriano (Concord, N.C.) unleashed a 35-yard blast that found the upper right corner of the goal, lifting Pfeiffer to an improbable 3-2 win over visiting Piedmont University Saturday afternoon at Lefko Field
Caleb Livengood (Thomasville, N.C.) put the Falcons up 2-0 at 28:44 with an unassisted goal, a lead that would last through the halftime break.
Piedmont (2-4) would find the net when Evan Saylor scored on an assist from Matthew Franklin at 50:59. Piedmont would tie the match at 77:24 when Franklin scored an unassisted goal.
Both teams battled evenly through both overtime periods, until a final Pfeiffer push in the waning seconds set up Soriano’s golden goal blast, which set off a wild celebration on the far sideline.
Pfeiffer returns to play against Roanoke College at 7 pm. Wednesday at Lefko Field.