PORTSMOUTH – The Shawnee State men’s soccer team used a relentless offensive attack to put up a three-goal flurry late in the second half to rally for a 4-2 win over Indiana Tech on Tuesday evening at the Shawnee Turf.
Shawnee State moved to 1-2 on the young season with the victory.
With SSU trailing 2-1 in the second half, Caspar Nolte found a crease on the right side of the pitch and scored the game-tying goal in the 67th minute off a dish from Chris Wiget.
Just over a minute later, Wiget drove toward the middle of the field and put up a shot from around 20 yards away, which deflected off the keeper’s hands and tucked into the right side of the net.
The spurt turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 advantage for Shawnee State within a span of a minute and 26 seconds.
“We made a few adjustments at the half and came out and played a great second half,” SSU coach Ron Goodson said. “We got great play from Chris Wiget off of the bench, and Martyn Sayer, Avery Patton, and Matt Williams controlled midfield and backline played very solid.”
The Warriors were led offensively by Brennan Cochran, who had a goal on four shots, with Dinsmore’s goal in the 15th minute being the latter’s lone shot on the evening.
After a three-day layoff, Shawnee State will return to the pitch for two consecutive days. The Bears will play Saint Francis University (Ind.) and Saint Xavier University (Ill.) on Saturday and Sunday. Both games have a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. at the Shawnee Turf.
Volleyball falls in four sets – Despite a big night from Lauren Helbig, the Shawnee State volleyball team (3-2. 0-1 MSC) dropped a four set match to Campbellsville on Tuesday evening, 25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 25-17.
Helbig finished Tuesday’s match with a line of 16 kills and a .519 attack percentage.
SSU also got a big game from Madison Smith, who recorded 32 digs on the evening. She came into Tuesday’s match ranked 11th in NAIA in digs, and currently sits at 114 on the season. Brianna Wiget finished with a double-double for the Bears, with 11 kills and 13 digs.
Campbellsville was led by Jana Kortas, who had a game-high 18 kills and added 13 digs to accumulate a double-double. Annija Abolina (17 kills, 12 digs) and Inoa Fields (18 digs, 10 kills) also added double-doubles, with Fields putting up a game-high 51 assists as well.
Shawnee State will hit the road for the Milligan Mountain Madness in Tennessee, where they’ll play four matches over the weekend. The Bears will return home on Sept. 3, when they host Rio Grande.
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