Navy Men's Soccer Suffers Heartbreaking Setback to American
Oct. 20, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American's Alessane Kane scored twice in a 10-minute stretch, including a tally in the 92nd minute to hand the Navy men's soccer team a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime setback on a brilliant Saturday afternoon in the nation's capital.
The loss was Navy's third in a row and drops the Midshipmen's record to 5-5-3 overall and 1-2-2 in Patriot League play. American improved to 8-5-2 overall and 3-0-2 in Patriot League action.
The Midshipmen twice held one-goal leads, but couldn't hold off American's offensive attack, as Kane tied the game in 83rd minute before winning it in the 92nd minute.
Navy jumped out early, taking a 1-0 lead in the game's sixth minute when junior defenseman Nick Dubee (Carolina, R.I.) scored off a Grant Valenstein (So. / Laguna Hills, Calif.) assist for his third goal of the year. Valenstein sent a corner kick into the box, where Dubee just flicked it in the net for a 1-0 lead.
The lead was short-lived as the Eagles tied the game in the 18th minute on a Colin Siegfried tally.
But Navy again responded and went up 2-1 when Alex Wilson (Jr. / Phoenix, Ariz.) netted his fourth goal of the year with an assist to David Jackson (Sr. / Forest, Va.) in the 56th minute. Wilson took Jackson's pass and rocketed a shot into the top left corner from about 20 yards out.
But American's Kane scored off a corner kick in the 83rd minute to tie the game at two, before Kane tapped in a shot from inside the box in the 92nd minute for a 3-2 victory.
Navy outshot the Eagles, 18-17, including recording 10 shots on goal, but coming away with just two tallies. Navy had five corner kicks to American's four, but was whistled for 18 fouls to the Eagles' 11.
Navy remains on the road on Tuesday night, when it heads to Farmville, Va., to face Longwood. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 PM.
# GO NAVY #