Denver Drops 2-1 Extra Time Result to 10-Men Gonzaga
The Pioneers open Summit League play October 7 against Eastern Illinois (7 p.m.)
Sept. 30, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. – The [-/RV] University of Denver men’s soccer team fell to Gonzaga 2-1 in extra time on Saturday night at Luger Field.
Each team took five shots in the opening 45 minutes, and the Pioneers took five of the seven corner kicks in the first half.
Gonzaga got the equalizer in the 52nd minute thru a Ben White penalty after freshman outside back Jacob Stensson (Stockholm, Sweden) was caught with his hands on the back of a Gonzaga attacker while the two were going up for a header in the area.
Junior striker Andre Shinyashiki (Sao Paulo, Brazil) nearly put Denver back in-front a minute later, but after touching the ball by the Gonzaga keeper, Shinyashiki had his shot cleared off the line by Austin Giftopoulos.
The home side went down to 10-men in the 83d minute when Jalen Crisler was shown his second caution in a 15 minute span, pulling Kronenberg down from behind inside the Pioneers’ attacking half.
Gonzaga scored the winner 58 seconds into extra time when Joe Corner played a cross just outside the six-yard box that Michaelson got on the end of to give the home side three points.
UP NEXT: Denver will open Summit League play on October 7 when the Pioneers welcome Eastern Illinois to the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT, and the match will be streamed live on Pioneer Vision.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Single game tickets for the 2017 Denver men's soccer season are available online and can be purchased here.
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