Cougars pulled off a last-minute win, scoring a goal in the last 3 minutes of overtime, securing the first home win of the season.
The first goal of the game was an unassisted goal scored by Tristan Trager, a senior Air Force midfielder, about 21 minutes into the game.
The second goal was also an Air Force Falcons goal scored 31 minutes into the game. London Aghedo, a junior Air Force defender, kicked the goal into the top right of the net and was assisted by Giuliano Daniel, a senior Air Force Midfielder.
SIUE’s first goal of the game was scored by Alex Segura, a freshman forward, sunk the ball into the back right of the net, right around the 40 min mark.
In the second half of the game, SIUE gained another goal approximately 49 minutes into the game. Max Broughton, a redshirt defender, scored the goal, unassisted.
SIUE Cougars maintained an aggressive offense against the U.S. Air Force Falcons, as both teams were tied at the end of the second half. The Cougars were able to narrowly defeat the Falcons with a last-minute goal in overtime.
SIUE Cougars held their own and scored their third goal with less than 3 minutes left in overtime. Myles Sophanavong, a freshman midfielder, scored the goal to secure a Cougar win.
SIUE men’s soccer will be on the road for the next game. They played Belmont University at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. The final score was 0-1.
SIUE will be playing at home at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10th at Korte Stadium. They will be playing the Kansas City Roos.