NOVA scores twice in second half

NOVA scores twice in second half

LARGO, Md. – A pair of second period goals gave the Northern Virginia Community College soccer team a lead, but Prince George's tied it with 20 minutes left to force overtime. However, neither team could score in the extra time as the Nighthawks and Owls finished tied at 2-2.

NOVA is now 4-3-2 and returns to the pitch Monday at Westmoreland starting at 4 p.m. in the Keystone State.

Two and a half minutes into the match, PGCC found the back of the net first as Ben Montague beat Nighthawks keeper Antonio Berger. Moments later though NOVA had its first chance to tie it, but Abdullah Al Maari header was high.

The Nighthawks added three more shots in the opening half, but they came away empty handed to go into the locker room down 1-0.

Early in the second half NOVA tied the match when Enrique Salazar scored on a free kick, which was his first goal of the year.

In the 57th minute, Alexandre Barbotteau gave the Nighthawks their first lead of the day as he took a pass from Andy DeLao-Rodriguez making 2-1.

Following an Owls goal in the 70th minute to tie the match, DeLao-Rodriguez sent the ball towards the net, but his shot went high. Then in the closing moments of regulation, Samson Tolessa beat the PGCC goalie, but his shot went just left and to overtime the match went.

In overtime, Berger made to two saves to keep the Owls off the scoreboard, while Tolessa had the only NOVA shot, which came in the 108th minute and was high.