Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Edged By No. 17 Ohio Wesleyan In Overtime

The Hope College men's soccer team pushed No. 18-ranked Ohio Wesleyan to the limit on opposing turf Friday night before dropping the season-opening match 2-1 in double overtime.

Sophomore Devon Butler of New Baltimore (Anchor Bay HS) helped send the match to overtime by scoring with 23 minutes, 1 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 1-1. Butler is pictured.

Sophomore Josh Hagene of Caledonia, Michigan (East Kentwood) recorded the assist.

The two teams played nearly 11 ½ minutes of overtime and 102 minutes overall. Antonio Romanelli netted the winning goal 1:24 into the second overtime session.

Freshman goalie Blair McCormick of Wadsworth, Illinois (Warren Township) made seven saves for the Flying Dutchmen.

Hope returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 3 with a 4:30 p.m. Eastern match against Capital, Ohio at Ohio Wesleyan.

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