Pioneers win at Asbury with McKinlay's goal in double overtime, 2-1
Sept. 14, 2012 at 10:20 p.m. ET
Frazer McKinlay (2) scored in the 109th minute to give Point Park a 2-1 win at Asbury (2OT). Photo by Barb Fischer.
WILMORE, Ky. -- Point Park University picked up a big conference win in double overtime as Frazer McKinlay's strike in the 109th minute gave the Pioneers a 2-1 victory at Asbury University in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer action Friday night.
Point Park (2-3, 2-0 KIAC) had taken an early lead when Alex Sala, a senior midfielder from Austria, scored in the seventh minute. The Pioneers kept Asbury (3-3, 0-1 KIAC) off the board until the 86th minute when a penalty kick by Trent Popp tied the score at 1-1.
Late in the second overtime, McKinlay, a junior left back from Perth, Scotland, found the back of the net for his second goal of the year. With the game just over a minute away from ending in a 1-1 draw, the ball was deep in Asbury's end. Sala got in the way of goalkeeper Dylan Fouts' attempt to clear the ball, and the ball deflected out to the right of the cage. That's where McKinlay settled the ball and then buried the game-winner in the top-right corner of the goal.
Asbury was the preseason favorite in the KIAC, and Point Park was picked to finish second. Now Point Park is off to a 2-0 start in conference play with just two more conference games remaining. Point Park will have a quick turnaround as it plays the second half of this weekend's KIAC road trip at Brescia on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST.
Asbury held a 24-18 advantage in shots although Point Park had more shots on goal than Asbury at 8-5. Point Park did not register a shot in the first overtime but had two in the second extra period. Asbury had one shot in each overtime.
Point Park is now 2-0 when scoring the first goal of the game and 0-3 when giving up the first goal.
Point Park goalkeeper Mitchell Kelman, a junior from Frederick, Md., made four saves in the victory. He played all 109 minutes and has started four of the five games.
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