Oh Hara! Canes Win Overtime Thriller

Oh Hara! Canes Win Overtime Thriller

CENTRAL, S.C. -- A goal by Kellan O'Hara in the 78th minute helped propel the Georgia Southwestern State University men's soccer team to overtime at Southern Wesleyan University on Wednesday evening at Childs Field en route to a thrilling 2-1 victory.

Divin Moke scored the decisive goal off a header in the 98th minute as GSW picked up its first road win of the season and improved to 3-4 overall to match its win total from last season. Southern Wesleyan suffered its third loss by one goal in 2019 and dropped to 1-7.

A pair of ankle-breaking moves by O'Hara inside the 18-yard box allowed the junior from Charleston, S.C., to get past two defenders and flick a shot inside the top-left corner of the goal for his second score of the season. Southern Wesleyan answered less than minute later by converting a penalty kick. 

Sebastian Da Silva delivered a soft, lofted free kick from 35 yards straight away that Moke ran under and sent a header to the turf that got under the Southern Wesleyan keeper, who was moving up in an attempt to get to the kick. It was Moke's fifth goal of the season.  

GSW outshot the Warriors, 23-17, took three more corner kicks, 9-6, and was whistled for one more foul, 12-11.  

Moke tied for the match high with seven shots. O'Hara and Sean Mckeevar took four apiece for the Hurricanes. GSW keeper Oneil Lewis made two saves before exiting with an injury in the 79th minute. Matthew Sherry saved one in relief over the final 18:17.

Up Next: The Hurricanes open Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday with a home match against Clayton State at 7:30 p.m.