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McNeal's overtime winner lifts Juniata men's soccer past Keystone

(Posted September 6, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College's Fred McNeal (Towanda, Pa./Troy) scored in the 12th minute of overtime play to lift the Eagles to a 4-3 win over Keystone College, in men's soccer on Saturday afternoon at Winton Hill Field in Huntingdon, Pa.

Keystone held a 3-2 lead heading into the game's waning minutes, until Noah Bowers (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) tied the game in the 89th minute off an assist from Steve Crow (Middletown, Pa./Middletown).

The Giants' Jamie Ellis put Keystone on the scoreboard first, with his unassisted goal in the 15th minute. Juniata knotted the game at 1-1 barely three minutes later on Drew Steffen's (Lewisberry, Pa./Red Land) goal, with an assist going to Bryan Hess.

Alex Boirand capped the first half scoring with his goal in the 33rd minute.

Kyle Roberts (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) responded for Juniata to tie the game at 2-2 in the 64th minute, with Bowers getting credited with the assist, before Ellis gave Keystone the lead with his second of the night in the 70th minute.

Ted Sonneborn (Syracuse, N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) played all 102 minutes in the Juniata goal, allowing three goals without recording a save. Keystone keeper Ryan Wagner logged 12 saves on Juniata's 16 shots on goal. The Eagles outshot the Giants 22-6 over the game.

Juniata returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 7, when they face St. Vincent College at 1:00 p.m. in Latrobe, Pa.

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