|Occidental (5-9-2, 5-5-2 SCIAC)||0||0||0||0|
|Whittier (9-6-1, 7-4-1 SCIAC)||0||0||1||1|
|3rd - 98:30||Jonathan Palomino (Whittier)|
Sh: Marcus Brandford - 4
Sv: Chris Liotta - 5
Jonathan Palomino - 1
A: Adolfo Santos - 1
Sh: 2 Players (#5, #18 - 5)
Sv: David Diaz - 3
|Shots (on goal)||7 (3)||23 (9)|
Palomino nets highlight reel game winner in overtime
Photo by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com
WHITTIER, Calif. – Jonathan Palomino provided the game winner with a 1:30 left in the first overtime as the Whittier College men's soccer team outlasted Occidental College, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Graham Soccer Field.
With the win, Whittier improves to 7-4-1 in conference play.
The game winning goal started from the feet of Adolfo Santos who held possession five yards off the midfield stripe. Santos played an ambitious ball to Palomino who was streaking between three Occidental defenders.
The ball took two hops and found the feet of Palomino who lofted the ball over keeper Ian Powell for his fourth goal of the season.
Statistically, the Poets controlled the game outshooting the Tigers 23-7 for the afternoon. Whittier won 11 corners while Occidental had one.
David Diaz wasn't tested much but made three saves in the win.
Whittier had an opportunity at the end of regulation to win the game but Sam Russell's shot bounced off the crossbar to force overtime.
The Poets return to action on Wednesday, October 27, as they travel to Thousand Oaks to take on Cal Lutheran at 4 pm.