Osman's golden goal pushes men's soccer over CNU

Abibi Osman dribbles the soccer ball. Graphic showing 1-0 final score in OT. School logos.

Lynchburg, Va. -- For the second-straight night, sophomore forward Abibi Osman (Charlottesville, Va.) played the hero in a thrilling victory for University of Lynchburg's 21st-ranked men's soccer program.

Osman's left-footer plunged into the net in the 98th minute, the golden goal in the Hornets' 1-0, overtime victory over Christopher Newport in the fourth and final match of the Shellenberger Classic tournament. The sophomore's score was his fourth of the weekend, following his hat trick in Friday's victory over Dickinson.

The goal, which was assisted by sophomore midfielder Ben Mackey (Leesburg, Va.), came just over a minute after Lynchburg found itself short-handed, losing a player on account of accumulated yellow cards in the match.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: No. 21 Lynchburg 1, Christopher Newport 0 (OT)

Records: No. 21 Lynchburg 4-0, Christopher Newport 3-2

Venue: Shellenberger Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The match got off to a quiet start as a steady rain and gusty winds kept both teams aware of their footing. The Captains held a 4-3 advantage on shots and a 2-1 lead in corner kicks at halftime.

  • Lynchburg turned the tide early in the second half and nearly scored in the 51st minute when junior midfielder Jack Ashby (Lewes, Del.) chipped in a rebound off junior midfielder Dan Friedberg's (Blacksburg, Va.) shot, but Ashby was deemed offsides and the goal waved off.

  • Senior goalkeeper Dylan McLaurin (Stafford, Va.) made three saves in the second half, earning five for the match, to keep the Hornets in it. The shutout effort was his third of the season.

  • Christopher Newport began the overtime period with a scoring opportunity, forcing a pair of corner kicks in the first six minutes, but Lynchburg turned the tables quickly. After losing a man to the second yellow, the Hornets pushed the ball forward, aided by a couple Captains fouls. After the second, Mackey's ball found its way to Osman, who beat his defender left and shot off the dribble to end the match.

 

2018 SHELLENBERGER CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

MVP: Abibi Osman, Lynchburg
Jack Ashby, Lynchburg
Zach Bebe, Roanoke
Derek Cook, Christopher Newport
Atticus Cooke, Roanoke
Dan Friedberg, Lynchburg
Mohamed Kourouma, Dickinson
Ben Mackey, Lynchburg
Brendan McGovern, Dickinson
Ward Van de Water, Dickinson
Clay Van Gieson, Lynchburg

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will hit the road Wednesday, Sept. 12 for a 4 p.m. match at Mary Washington before returning to celebrate Parents and Family Weekend with a pair of home matches.

**Communications note -- The red card issued for accumulated cautions in this match was later overturned. The narrative of this game recap has not been changed because it depicts events as they happened in the match.

--LYN--

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Wed Sep 25
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