Recap | Box Score
Bucur's Goal Lifts Storm to Double OT Win in Season Opener
|Lake Erie (1-0-0)||0||0||0||1||1|
|Maryville (Mo.) (0-1-0)||0||0||0||0||0|
|1st - 108:20||Cory Bucur (Lake Erie)|
|Lake Erie||Maryville (Mo.)|
Cory Bucur - 1
Sh: 2 Players (#3, #4 - 3)
Sv: Filip Ljubevski - 5
Sh: Alonzo, Nate - 3
Sv: Hohenstein, James - 3
|TEAM STATISTICS||Lake Erie||Maryville (Mo.)|
|Shots (on goal)||14 (14)||12 (12)|
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. – Sophomore Cory Bucur (Bedford, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) put in a rebound in the 109th minute in a driving rain as the Lake Erie College men's soccer team outlasted host Maryville University (Mo.) and the remnants of Hurricane Isaac for a 1-0 win in double overtime Friday (Aug. 31) in the season opener for both teams at the Scott Gallagher Fields.
Bucur collected the rebound after Maryville (0-1) goalkeeper James Hohenstein blocked a shot by sophomore James Grogan (Leeds, England/Averett University) and put it into the net at 108:20 to end the nearly three-hour contest that included a lengthy lightning delay.
Freshman Filip Ljubevski (Ajax, Ont./Pikering) was outstanding in his college debut for the Storm (1-0), making five saves in goal.
Hohenstein faced four shots on net, making three saves and allowing the winning goal to Bucur. Lake Erie held a 14-12 edge in shots overall and a considerable advantage in corner kicks at 11-2.
The Storm continues its season-opening swing through "The Show Me State" on Sunday, Sept. 2, against the University of Missouri-St. Louis.