Post Stuns Stonehill 2-1 in Overtime

Michael White's 74th-minute score forced extra time, but Post rallied to win it. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Skyhawks score late to force extra time, but Post rallies

EASTON, Mass. (October 12, 2010) – Stonehill College was edged 2-1 by Post University in overtime in non-conference men’s soccer action on Tuesday.

Junior Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) scored the tying goal late in the second half to get Stonehill to overtime, but Post had the last word in the 96th minute on the second of two goals by sophomore Eltany Morais (Cape Verde Islands/Bullard Havens High School). Sophomores Chris Manke (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) and Eric Schott (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) split time in the net for Stonehill, Manke making three saves and Schott one. Sophomore Errol Reid (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica/Munro College) made two saves for Post.

The Eagles got underway in the seventh minute with Morais’ first goal, set up at close range by a flick from freshman Moussa Cisse (Monrovia, Liberia/Riverside Academy), but Manke locked them out for the rest of the first half with three saves to keep the game close.

After opening the second half with heavier offensive pressure in the Post end, the Skyhawks broke through in the 74th minute when senior Todd Shigo (Naples, Maine/Lake Region) found White at the left side of the box, and White drew the goalkeeper far enough out of the net to put a shot back past him to the right. Schott held off Post at the other end, turning back the Eagles’ only second-half attempt to send the game to extra time.

Post won it in the 96th minute as a cross from the deep left corner got through to the front of the net, where Morais knocked it in for his second goal of the day.

Stonehill (5-5-1, 3-4-1 NE-10) next hosts Franklin Pierce University on October 16 at 11 a.m.