Musa Golden, #20 Tigers Need Overtime to Stay Perfect

Musa Golden, #20 Tigers Need Overtime to Stay Perfect

September 21, 2013

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Greencastle, Ind.- The 20th-ranked Tigers needed overtime to stay undefeated as they defeated Hiram College 2-1 in both teams North Coast Athletic Conference opener.  With the win DePauw improved to 8-0 and 1-0 in the NCAC, while the Terriers dropped to 2-6-1 and 0-1 in the NCAC.

After a scoreless first-half the Tigers were the first team to strike when Adrian Ables drove home an unassisted goal with 50:33 on the clock.  The Terries battled back and tied the contest when Rufin Sime scored in the 70th-minute.

A controversial red card was issued to Hiram’s Zaire Morrison with 75:28 on the clock forcing the Terriers to play a man down for the rest of the contest.  At the end of the second-half the score remained tied at 1-1.

DePauw needed just 53 seconds in the first golden-goal overtime to send the Tiger fans home happy.  Alieu Musa connected on a crossing pass from Nick Williams to keep the Tigers perfect.

The Tigers outshot Hiram 10-4 and held a 9-6 edge on corner kicks.  The Terrier’s goal was just the second goal DePauw has allowed all season.

DePauw returns to action Sunday, September 22, when they take on non-conference foe Olivet.  Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm at Boswell Field.