Overtime goal gives Maroons men's soccer 1-0 victory at NYU

Kyle Kurfirst and Brett Wiesen
Kyle Kurfirst and Brett Wiesen

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Kyle Kurfirst knocked in the winning goal in the 106th minute to give the University of Chicago men's soccer team a 1-0 double-overtime victory over New York University on Friday.

The Maroons improved to 9-4-2 overall and 3-2-0 in the UAA. The Violets dropped to 6-6-3 overall, 0-4-1 in conference.

The two teams played a scoreless first half, with UChicago leading the shots category 11-4. The shot disparity became even larger as the game went on. A red card in the 72nd minute forced NYU to play the rest of the game down one man on the pitch. But the Violets' defense held up all the way until the second overtime.

The visitors finally broke through with only four minutes left in the second overtime. Kurfirst collected a rebound and scored at 105:58 to end the game. The junior forward now has four goals on the season. Junior midfielder Nic Lopez picked up the assist.

UChicago sophomore goalkeeper Brett Wiesen (8-2-2) made three saves to record his fourth shutout of the year. His counterpart Lucas Doucette compiled 18 saves in a losing effort for NYU. The Maroons held a 29-9 shot advantage while the Violets led corner kicks 3-2.