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Ferrum Men Post Historic ODAC Win in Overtime at Randolph-Macon

Mbambi Mbongo scored the game-winning goal 3:33 into the first overtime.
Mbambi Mbongo scored the game-winning goal 3:33 into the first overtime.

 

ASHLAND, Va. --Ferrum College's men's soccer team earned the College's first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference win with tonight's 2-1 overtime triumph over Randolph-Macon College at R-MC Field. Mbambi Mbongu's goal in the 94th minute of play was the difference. 

RECORDS
Ferrum (5-2, 1-1 ODAC)
Randolph-Macon (3-4, 0-2 ODAC)

THE BASICS
The Panthers trailed 1-0 after Dylan Ogletree scored for the Yellow Jackets just 2:36 into the game. Ferrum's Michael Lyons took a pass from Mbongu and slipped it past Randolph-Macon goalkeeper Brian Breslin at 71:23 to force overtime. In the first overtime period, Mbongu took a pass from Sam May and found the back of the net to give Ferrum its first-ever ODAC win in any sport.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Mbongu goal, asst; GK Marco Rivera 93:33, 4 saves
Randolph-Macon: Ogletree goal; Breslin 93:33, 5 saves

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"To come back and beat the number four ranked ODAC team on the road after giving up the early goal is amazing, and shows the true character and talent of this group of lads. I could not be more proud of them and their hard work." -- Head Coach Enda Crehan

NEXT GAME
Crehan's bunch is back in action Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Emory & Henry College. The ODAC game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. in Emory, Virginia.