Nov. 14, 2010

Courtesy of West Virginia Wesleyan Athletics


ERIE, Pa. - Sunday afternoon's grudge match between the Wesleyan men's soccer team and the Golden Eagles of Charleston failed to disappoint. With an NCAA Elite Eight bid on the line, the Bobcats used a remarkable comeback to stun Charleston 2-1 in overtime.


Trailing 1-0 with 40 seconds to play in the game, Toni Suta (pictured) kept hopes alive with a shot of the top of the box that deflected off a defender and into the goal. Suta's goal was set up by Matthew Brown.


Then in overtime, with just under one minute to play, Nicholas Amberman came up with the game winner on a rebound shot in front of the net. Amerban's goal was unassisted and launched a massive celebration on the Wesleyan sideline.


The Bobcats won the regular season contest over Charleston 1-0 but lost the rematch in the WVIAC title game 1-0.


Wesleyan improves to 16-5-2 on the season with the win and will now advance to Final Eight against Northern Kentucky. The Norse beat Central Missouri 3-2 in the Midwest Final.