Hinners' Late Tally Lifts GW Men's Soccer to 1-1 Tie at Saint Louis
Senior Scores Equalizer With 3:26 Left in Regulation
Oct. 13, 2013
ST. LOUIS - Senior Bailey Hinners scored with 3:26 remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime as the George Washington men's soccer team tied defending Atlantic 10 champion Saint Louis, 1-1, on Sunday afternoon at Hermann Stadium.
GW (3-6-2, 0-0-2 A-10) played 110 minutes for the second straight contest after a scoreless draw in handing No. 19 Dayton (10-0-1) its first blemish on Friday.
The Colonials outshot the Billikens, 18-11, including 11-3 in the second half and 3-0 in the second overtime. The 18 shots were a season high for GW.
Saint Louis (7-3-1, 1-0-1 A-10), which entered the match as the top also receiving votes team in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tires National Top 25 poll, took a 1-0 lead just before halftime. Kingsley Bryce sent a long service into the box from the right corner, and Filip Pavisic flicked it on to Alex Sweetin at the far post, where Sweetin finished from six yards out at the 43:16 mark.
Despite an onslaught of GW shots, the score remained 1-0 for much of the second half until Hinners found the equalizer off a corner kick in the 88th minute. Sophomore Jonny Forrest sent in the service, and Hinners headed the ball into the back of the net to send the game to overtime. It was the second time this season the Austin, Texas, native has forced extra time, as he tallied the game-tying goal against No. 11 UMBC on Sept. 28.
Both GW and SLU had chances in overtime, but neither was able to secure the golden goal.
In his second start of the season, GW junior goalkeeper Luke Farrell recorded four saves, including two in overtime. Nick Shackleford stopped three shots for the Billikens.
The Colonials return to action next Sunday, Oct. 20, when they host Atlantic 10 rival Fordham at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.