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Wesley-Chevalier scores twice in 2-2 draw at Millsaps
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JACKSON, Miss. – Senior forward Noah Wesley-Chevalier (Cincinnati) scored a pair of second-half goals Friday evening as Centre and Millsaps finished in a 2-2 draw.
The Colonels remain unbeaten in the Southern Athletic Association, moving to 5-4-2 and 1-0-2 in-conference. Millsaps has an identical 5-4-2 overall mark with a 1-1-1 SAA record.
In a rematch of the 2016 SAA Championship – a 2-0 Centre victory – the host Majors scored first with an Alex Bourland goal in the 38th minute.
The match opened up as the two sides began a back-and-forth scoring rally in the early stages of the second half.
The Colonels got on the board soon after the start of the second half, when senior Harrison Dunn (Lexington, Ky.) found Wesley-Chevalier (Cincinnati) over the top and in prime scoring position. The Cincinnati native took care of the rest, netting his third goal of the season to draw the Colonels level.
The Majors' Tore Schutt responded with a score in the 54th minute to regain the lead, but it was short-lived.
Just six minutes later, Wesley-Chevalier tallied his second goal of the evening on a direct kick that beat the defensive wall and the Millsaps keeper, equalizing the match at 2-2.
The final half hour of regulation was evenly contested, but neither team was able to come up with what may have been the decisive goal, instead sending the match into extra time.
Two 10-minute extra time periods passed without a goal, resulting in the second draw of the season for Centre.
Centre (20 shots-11 on goal) and Millsaps (19-10) were nearly even in the box score. The Colonels finished with four corners to the Majors' three.
Junior goalie Bailey Spade (Frankfort, Ky.), the reigning SAA Defensive Player of the Week, totaled a season-high eight saves.
The Colonels have another important SAA contest Sunday, traveling to face Birmingham Southern at 3:30 p.m. ET.