Laurinburg, NC – After 31 shots it was bound for one to land in the back of the net and in the 92nd minute, one finally did. Sophomore Michael Mutebi's shot off an assist from senior Alex Smith finally crawled past the Montreat goalkeeper in the 2nd minute of overtime to send the SAU faithful home happy as the Knights topped the Cavaliers 1-0 Saturday afternoon for their second win in a row.
With the golden goal win, St. Andrews now moves to 6th place in the AAC.
Goalkeeper Corey Francis again had another shutout, his 2nd of the season, as he made 7 saves on the afternoon. Caio Liberatti led the offense with 7 shots while Smith attempted five with one just missing the net as it flew high late in regulation.
The game was so dominated by St. Andrews that the big story the whole match was the missed opportunities by the stagnant Knight offense as 30 shots were fired in regulation and not a single one went through causing the SAU crowd to sigh and gasp at every kick.
However, it only took one shot in OT to break the scoreless draw. Montreat had a few good chances near the end of regulation for the winning goal but Francis staved off the win by making incredible save-after-save.
SAU outshot the Cavaliers by a count of 31-10 with ten of their shots on goal.
St. Andrews improves to 4-6 and 2-3 in the conference while Montreat falls to 2-8-1 and 1-4-1 in the conference.
St. Andrews next takes on AAC opponent Tennessee Wesleyan here at Knights Field Wednesday, October 10 at 3 PM.