The Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker in double overtime to Fort Lewis on Friday by a score of 5-4. Mines is now 10-5-1 on the year, and 8-5-0 in the RMAC.
Fort Lewis scored first in the sixteenth minute when Maik Brandt scored a penalty kick. One minute later, Richard Garvey scored a header with the assist going to Tannor Randle to tie the game at one apiece. In the twenty-eight minute, Tesho Akindele scored on a penalty kick to give Mines the 2-1 advantage. The score at halftime was 2-1 in favor of the Orediggers.
After halftime, the game blew open with five goals in the last thirty two minutes of the half. Akindele added his second of the game, and sixteenth of the year in the fifty-ninth minute when he converted a Baski Baker cross into a score to the lower right corner of the goal. Fort Lewis scored the next two goals to tie the match at 3-3, with both goals coming in the seventieth minute merely 31 seconds apart. Baski Baker scored less than a minute later when he headed in Randle’s pass from six yard out. Fort Lewis converted a penalty kick with less than three minutes remaining to send the game into overtime.
The first overtime ended with no goals being scored. The second overtime saw the game winning goal. Fort Lewis scored in the one-hundred and fifth minute after a scramble ensued in front of the goal to give Fort Lewis the win at 5-4. Mines was outshot 31-15 by Fort Lewis, but thanks to seven saves by goalie Colin Baker, Mines stayed in the game.