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Golden Eagles fall in double-overtime at EIU, 2-1

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 10/20/2013
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CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois scored with only 48 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to defeat Oral Roberts University 2-1 on Sunday in Charleston, Ill.

The Golden Eagles dropped their first conference match of the season as and fell to 2-1 in the Summit League and 4-6-2 overall. The Panthers earned their first win of the season as they moved to 1-9-2 overall and 1-2-1 in league play.

Sophomore Alex White struck first for the Golden Eagles in the 30th minute scoring from the right side of the box to break a scoreless tie. Edgardo Mira and Tom Adams joined White with a shot on goal each in the match.

In the second stanza, the Panthers tied the game in the 65th minute as Jake Billhart slipped the ball into the net on a pass from the right side by Will Butler.

After a defensive battle in the first overtime, both teams had opportunities in the second extra period as the Golden Eagles were able to get four shots off and the Panthers had three. However, after a foul just outside the box with time running out, Garet Christianson put in a free kick to close the match at 2-1.

Isaac Sandoval (1-1-1) took the loss for ORU as he recorded four saves, while Ben Feltes picked up a pair of saves for the victory.

The Golden Eagles are set for their final non-conference home match on Tuesday night as they host Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. at the Case Soccer Complex. 

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