It took 101 minutes to decide a winner between Western Michigan and Wright State on Tuesday night. It was less than a minute into the second overtime when Kyle Farris went between Raider defenders, found the ball on his foot after a great lead pass through the defense by Oliver Mayer, and put it in the back of the net.
Most of the first half was played in the middle of the field. Neither team had many good opportunities to score, until a wide open Brett Elder received a pass from Finlay Milne and chipped the ball over the head of goalkeeper Sean Lewis to give Wright State the lead in the 43rd minute.
The Broncos came out in the second half with a lot of momentum and had possession of the ball the majority of the time in the second 45 minutes, which lead to several good scoring opportunities.
Just into the 68th minute, the momentum of the Broncos paid off. Shane Lyons tied the game on a great shot, set up by touch passes from Marco Lobo and Ryan Lemasters.
The Broncos kept momentum through the rest of the second half, but Craig Feehan made a couple of nice saves to send the game into overtime, tied 1-1.
Neither team saw many chances in the first overtime session. Therefore, 90 minutes of regulation and 10 minutes of overtime passed without a winner.
The game would not end in a tie, however. Kyle Farris scored in the second overtime and the Bronco bench stormed onto the field to celebrate a victory.
WMU has won their last three games, and will face Michigan State on Friday in the finale of their three-game road trip. The Broncos are now 7-1-0. MSU is 2-5-1 overall, and they haven’t won a game at home yet this season.