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WWU falls in overtime to No.4 Seattle Pacific

Jordan Kollars scored 12 seconds into the second half of overtime, lifting nationally ranked Seattle Pacific University to a 2-1 victory over Western Washington University on Saturday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest at Robert S. Harrington Field.

The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Vikings, who fell to 6-6-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the GNAC despite taking the lead early in the second half.

The goal was scored almost immediately after a kickoff to open the second half of extra time. The ball was played back to right back Jeffrey Collings, who launched a long ball that Kollars was able to narrowly beat a WWU defender to and finish inside the left post from 12 yards out.

After a tightly contested first half saw the game reach halftime scoreless, WWU opened the scoring in the 56th minute.

Uche Ugwoaba played a long ball that Gabriele Zaccagnini flicked into the path of Tye Hastings behind the SPU defense. Hastings took the pass drifting away from goal on a tight angle to the left, and hit a low shot across his body that went just inside the far post.

The Falcons equalized in the 74th minute. Stephen MacDonald dribbled to the end line to the left of the goal and cut a tight pass back to Jordan Thompson, who tapped it into an open net from eight yards out.

MacDonald nearly gave SPU the lead in the 80th minute, hitting a shot from 13 yards out that hit the base of the right post. WWU’s best chance late in regulation came two minutes later when Pat Cole had a header go over the crossbar.