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Green Knights Lose Double-Overtime Heartbreaker in NCAA Tournament

From Sports Information Director, November 12, 2016 | Men's Soccer
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Norbert College lost a tough 2-1 double-overtime decision to Luther College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at the University of St. Thomas' South Field.

The Green Knights (16-4-1) saw their season end when Luther's Jon Gednalske finished a header off a pass from Matheus Beato just 25 seconds into the second overtime period.

St. Norbert saw itself trailing early when Beato scored on a shot off a loose ball in the penalty area just 8:14 into the game. That goal would hold up for a 1-0 Luther halftime lead.

The Green Knights would draw even at 48:30 when Tyler Kassube converted a penalty kick, his 12th goal of the season.

St. Norbert would outshoot Luther 2-1 in the first 10-minute overtime period but the Norse got the only shot off in the second overtime session.

Luther outshot St. Norbert 19-11 overall and had a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Josh Koleske made eight saves for the Green Knights, while Tolith Gidaga made three stops for the Norse.