Brevard, N.C. - A man down and with time running out, Patrick Urmson kept the Tornados season alive with a goal with 41 seconds left in regulation, but Brevard was unable to complete the comeback as Keith Cooper found the net with a little over a minute left in the second overtime period to give Catawba the 2-1 victory on the BC Soccer Field.
The Tornados (3-13-1, 1-8 SAC) recognized seniors Thomas Kombol, Scott Schuurman and Anthony Cardenas before the game in their final home contest in their storied careers, before the action on the pitch took over.
Brevard and Catawba (8-8-2, 3-4-2 SAC) fought through the first half, with the Tornados holding the 8-6 advantage in shots in the period, but Catawba goalkeeper Evan Harvey and BC’s Jack Shaw held the teams scoreless through the first 45 minutes.
Domhnall Minogue broke the seal on the goal at the 61:39 mark, loading up on a free kick from 25 yards out and his offering toward the net slipped in goal, giving the Indians the 1-0 advantage.
A red card issued to Brevard at the 69:32 mark left the Tornados at a disadvantage with 10 men on the field, but Brevard continued to battle back as Urmson hit the crossbar with a shot at the 80:37 mark, before finally connecting and tying the match up in the closing seconds. Urmson collected the loose ball 18 yards out and finished underneath the Indians’ keeper to tie the match up and send the teams into extra time.
Catawba launched three shots in the first overtime period, but Kombol kept the score tied with a save, sending the teams into the final 10 minutes.
Ryan Guill’s header nearly gave the Tornados the match at the 102:30 mark, but his shot sailed over the cross bar. Six minutes later, Cooper received the cross from Matt Stewart and beat Kombol on a one-on-one opportunity to score the golden goal as the Tornados fell in their final match of the 2011 season.
The Tornados finish up the 2011 year with a 3-13-1 record, 1-8 in the South Atlantic Conference in their fourth season as members of the SAC and the NCAA Division II.