DELRAY BEACH, FL - This is a news release from William Carey University.
No. 17 William Carey University captured a thrilling 9-8 penalty kick shootout to defeat No. 4 Oklahoma Wesleyan and advance to the quarterfinals of the 2016 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship.
Carey got off to a quick start as Chance Bourdene (JR/Flowood, Miss.) knocked in a pass from Paul Bracken (FR/Dublin, Ireland) just two minutes into the contest to put WCU up 1-0.
Bourdene's goal would be the last shot for WCU in the first half. The Eagles went on the attack and put up eleven shots in the half and the 19th minute Leonardo Machado goal tied the game at 1.
In the second half the WCU defense would bend but would not break as they fought of twelve shots to force overtime. Carey then fought there way through two overtime's to force a penalty kick shootout to decide the match.
Carey shot first in the shootout and kept the pressure on the Eagles. Each team converted 8 of 9 PK attempts but on the tenth attempt the game was decided.
Sait Gueye (SO/Memphis, Tenn.) shot and scored to put WCU up 9-8. Then SSAC Golden Glove award winner Grant Adam (JR/Waveland, Miss.) recorded the save of the game as he stopped Jose Ponce's PK attempt to win the game.
WCU will take on the winner of Midland/ Davenport tomorrow at 6:30 pm.