Wheaton’s OT Goal Gives Tartans 4-3 Win Against La Roche

Wheaton’s OT Goal Gives Tartans 4-3 Win Against La Roche

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Junior Jamie Wheaton (Lexington, Mass. / Lexington) scored his third goal of the season 57 seconds into overtime to give the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team at 4-3 victory against visiting La Roche College on Wednesday, October 18. The Tartans are now 10-3-1 for the season while La Roche moves to 7-8-1.

Wheaton's heroics came via a chipped shot from 22 yards out to the top left corner shortly after the overtime period started.

Senior Jimmy Jameson (Fairfax, Va. / Oakton) tied the match in the 83rd minute with his second penalty kick of the evening, the first coming in the 21st minute to put the Tartans ahead 1-0. Jameson has now scored seven goals this season.

Between Jameson's goals, La Roche tied the match at 1-all early in the 27th minute and then took a 2-1 lead in the 52nd minute. The first goal for the Redhawks came off the foot of Pedro Ansede who finished a rebound that was saved by junior Alec Lam (Upper Saddle River, N.J. / Northern Highlands Regional) before bouncing off the post and back into play. The go-ahead goal was scored by Joaquin Vicent off a free kick that curved to the top left corner.

Less than four minutes later, in the 56th minute, the game was tied again when junior Greg Bellwoar (Devon, Pa. / St. Joe's Prep) dribbled through the defense and fired a shot across the box to the bottom right corner.

La Roche retook the lead on a goal by Nick Shaw in the 60th minute. He volleyed in a corner kick by Kyle Harriett the bounced across the line after hitting the underneath part of the crossbar.

The Tartans finished with 12 shots on goal, including the four tallies, while Lam made two saves for Carnegie Mellon.

The Tartans will return to University Athletic Association (UAA) play when they host the Emory University on Friday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m.