Brian Nimmo scored both goals for Cornerstone
Men's Soccer - Fri, Nov. 9, 2012
It was everything that was promised, plus some. Cornerstone and Aquinas split their two meetings this season with each team winning 1-0 in double overtime. Tonight was just more of the same as the teams battled to a 2-2 double overtime score and had to go to penalty kicks to decide the game. Aquinas struck first just 1 1/2 minutes into the game. Michael Gagnon beat a CU defender in the right corner and he whipped a ball into the face of the goal to Casey Higgason who finished it off with a header to the far post. The Saints had another great chance within a couple more minutes but Tyler Fischer put his shot over the goal. Cornerstone equalized in the 12th minute of play when Brian Nimmo took a through ball from Matt Osorio and beat the GK to the ball and chipped it over him into the goal. Aquinas struck again in the 32nd minute. Tyler Fischer made a diagonal run into the box and received a pass from Michael Gagnon and he hit a left footed shot back towards the far post to make it 2-1. Cornerstone outshot Aquinas 9-7 in the first half of play. Aquinas put the Golden Eagles under pressure in the second half and controlled the play early in the half but GK Kyle Breckan played solid in the goal and kept a clean sheet through the period. Cornerstone equalized in the 84th minute. Matt Osorio took a ball off his chest on the right side of the field and hit a volley over the back of the defense to Brian Nimmo who hit a shot from about 15 yards out into the left side of the goal to tie the score at 2-2. The teams played two scoreless 10 minute overtimes and had to go to penalty kicks. Cornerstone converted their first four penalty kicks but missed their last one and Aquinas made all five of their to win the game. Aquinas advances to the NAIA National Tournament with the win. Cornerstone's season comes to an end with a 14-3-2 record.