Tuesday, September 4, 2012

UIS men's soccer team wins opener in overtime

Mark Czarny scored six minutes into overtime Monday to lift the University of Illinois Springfield to a season-opening 2-1 victory over Viterbo at Kiwanis Stadium.

It was the first victory for second-year UIS coach Jesse Miech, whose team went 0-14-2 last season.

The Prairie Stars outshot Viterbo 21-4, but the V-Hawks (0-3) clung to a 1-0 lead after Jake Dellamuth scored on an assist from Tye Kreutzfeldt in the 19th minute.

UIS tied it at the 77-minute mark when senior Victor Martinez scored on an assist from junior Nicolas Alonso del Moral.

It remained 1-1 through the end of regulation before Czarny won it on a header. Assists went to Nikita Fadeev and Dylan Hoschar.

The win was featured by the State Journal-Register on Sept. 4, 2012.

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