Intense. That's the best way to describe the game between the men's Bears soccer team and the Faulkner University Eagles. It was so intense that even though it continued into two overtimes, it still ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Bears were the first to score when, twenty minutes before halftime, Mark Voisin passed the ball to James Serpas, who sent the ball into the net. Energized by their first goal of the game, Josh Moffet stepped up the attack, drove the ball down the field, and passed to Trent Taylor. Taylor took the shot but missed by a close margin.
When the next half rolled around, the Eagles geared up for a rapid-fire attack. The Eagles aimed one at the goal, but Craig Stephenson made a perfect block. A minute later, Stephenson let the ball get past him. Another thirty seconds and the Eagles winged in their second goal.
The game was tightening up. Still 1-2 and less than four minutes left in the game, the Bears were clawing for a point to tie it. Scott Conroy roped it in for them with a header past the goalie off a corner kick.
Tied up at 2-2, the Bears and Eagles went into a ten minute overtime. Conroy almost made another goal, but the Eagle's goalie blocked it. Stephenson matched the block with one of his own when the Eagles sent the ball to him again. With no points gained on either side, the teams went into a second overtime. The tension continued until the second overtime was over, and the referees called the game.
The Bears will face their next opponent at Spring Hill College on Friday, September 28 in Mobile, Alabama.