Overtime games continue to bedevil Hamline's men's soccer team. Marko Doder (So., Belgrade, Serbia) gave the Pipers the lead late in the first half but visiting Crown rallied on a penalty kick to tie the game and corralled a loose ball in the extra session to escape with a 2-1 victory in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon at Paterson Field.
The Pipers started well in this one, dominating play and outshooting the Storm, 14-1, in the first 45 minutes. Doder scored his first of the season when he converted a Michael Ramirez (Fy., Kasson, Minn.) pass and easily kicked the ball into the open net at 41:13
The lone goal stood until 79:01 when Crown was awarded (and converted) a penalty kick to tie the game at 1. The Pipers had the edge in second half shots as well, 9-5.
But the Storm made the only shot in overtime count. Leading scorer Jon Schultz took advantage of a bad bounce and slipped a shot past goalie Zach Nelson (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) for the winning tally. Nelson was credited with two saves, both in the second half. Hamline has played five OT games, managing two ties. The Pipers stand 3-10-2 overall. HU returns to conference action this Friday night at Augsburg for a 7:30 p.m. game. They finish up their home schedule October 25 against St. John's at Paterson Field at 3:30 p.m. The season finale is October 28 at Jamestown (ND).