By: Tyler Goins

WALESKA, Ga. – The Reinhardt Eagles dropped an unfortunate overtime loss to the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies, falling two to one Saturday night. The Oct. 20 matchup dropped the Eagles to 10-2-2 on the season as the team gears up for an AAC playoff run.

The first half was tough for both offenses as neither team could find the back of the net. Both sides traded shots, but goalkeepers Torge Wiedenroth for the Eagles and Matija Gligorovic for the Grizzlies, kept every attempt out of harm’s way.

The second half scoring drought was finally broken by Grizzlies defender Malik Thornell as he sliced through the Eagles defense to give the Grizzlies the one goal lead in the 66th minute. Reinhardt fought back into the game as Aaron Whitten assisted Edgardo Obregon’s goal in the 79th minute to tie up the game. Neither side could get the winning goal in regulation, so the teams headed to overtime.

The Eagles had a chance to win the game as Todd Fidler hit a shot that went just wide in the 4th minute. Towards the beginning of the 8th minute, Toni Tiente of the Grizzlies headed in a pass from Oscar Sommerkamp to give the visitors a walk-off win.

Senior Torge Wiednenroth about to kick the ball for a goal kick. Photo credit: Tyler Goins

This is a hard loss for the Eagles to swallow as the defense played well all night. Wiedenroth finished the game with two saves and two goals allowed while Gligorovic finished with 2 saves and one goal allowed.

Yellow cards were given to Michael Weber of the Grizzlies and Jack Hardacre of the Eagles.

The Eagles will look to rebound against Point University in an AAC game on Oct. 24, 2018 in West Point, GA.

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