No. 12 Marquette Draws With Green Bay 3-3

Freshman defender Jake Taylor tallied his first two collegiate goals Sunday

Sep 1, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Green Bay's Sabastian Xiong scored the equalizer in the 85th minute as the Phoenix (1-0-1) men's soccer team came back from a goal down to tie with 12th-ranked Marquette 3-3 Sunday in the Golden Eagles' (0-1-1) home opener at Valley Fields.

The second overtime period started following a 41-minute lightning delay, but neither side was able to find the golden goal in extra time.

Green Bay struck first in the 24th minute. Xiong gathered a pass that was played back up to the top of the box by Phoenix teammate Lawrence Talery. Xiong's shot from 20 yards out ricocheted off the left post and bounced into the back of the net to give Green Bay a 1-0 lead.

Marquette equalized at the end of the first half just a couple of minutes after Axel Sjoberg'spenalty kick (43') was saved by Phoenix goalkeeper Kyle Ihn.

Freshman Jake Taylor tapped it in off a rebound to make it 1-1 at the 44:09 mark following a shot on target by Kelmend Islamithat was first deflected by Ihn.

Green Bay went back ahead 2-1 early in the second half when Talery's shot in the 47th minute from inside the right corner of the box snuck between two MU defenders before crossing the goal line.

Taylor, a Whitefish Bay, Wis., native, leveled the match again at 2-2 with his second goal of the afternoon which came in the 53rd minute. Taylor was on the receiving end of a Louis Bennett IIcorner kick that was headed into the top left corner of the netting by the 6-foot-3 left back.

Fellow freshman Coco Navarro gave the Golden Eagles their only lead of the regular season with his first collegiate goal in the 66th minute. Defender Paul Dillongot forward and served the ball to the far post where Navarro was able to volley it in, giving MU a 3-2 advantage.

Green Bay was able to force overtime on Xiong's second score of the match with six minutes left in regulation. Xiong picked up a cross off the right foot of Sam Krenzien, turned his defender and unleashed a shot that evened it up at 3-3 as dark clouds started rolling in.

Marquette's center back Eric Pothastnearly put the game away in the 98th minute, but his shot off a Bennett free kick was saved by the goalie, and the match was suspended two minutes later.

MU again had chances in the second overtime period once play resumed. In the 103rd minute a header by Sjoberg was flicked wide of the goal. In the 105th minute, redshirt sophomore C. Norteyattempted to chip it over the keeper, but Ihn made a leaping stop, his seventh save of the afternoon.

Head coach Louis Bennettand the Golden Eagles return to the pitch Friday, Sept. 6 at Engelmann Stadium (5 p.m. Central time) to take on Bowling Green in the first game of the Panther Invitational.

Marquette Starters: Lyon (GK), Dillon, Sjoberg, Nortey, E. Pothast, Wahl, Jansson, Hoover, Hermsen, Bennett II, Navarro; Subs: Holowaty, Islami, Lysak, Parianos, Taylor




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