HARRISONBURG, Va. – Sophomore Christian Torres (Stafford, Va. / C.D. Hylton) found the golden goal with three minutes remaining in the first overtime period to secure R-MC's victory 2-1 over the hosting Eastern Mennonite Royals. The Yellow Jackets move to 12-1 on the season and 5-1 in conference play.
Randolph-Macon had the 13-9 shot advantage in the first half, but the five shots that came on goal were saved and the two teams entered the break scoreless.
Eastern Mennonite broke the tie in the 52nd minute with a score, just the sixth scored on Randolph-Macon all season.
Randolph-Macon answered around six minutes later as senior Jacob McHugh (Aberdeen, Md. / West Nottingham Academy) nailed a free kick into the upper left of the net, scoring his third goal of the season.
The teams continued to play to a full 90 minutes at the 1-1 tie, requiring an overtime period.
That's when Torres finished a scrum in front of the goal from the right side, netting the game winner. It marked Torres' second goal of 2017.
R-MC held the total shot advantage on the night of 24-19. Seven of R-MC's shots fell on goal while six did the same for EMU. McHugh led the team with six shots and two on goal. Torres took five shots with two on goal as well. Senior Bryan Lutz (Fairfax, Va./W.T.Woodson) had four shots, with one on goal.
R-MC's bench played with energy yet again, leading to a shot each from freshmen Ruben Niamien (Fredericksburg, Va. / Chancellor), Paul McLaughlin (Chapel Hill, N.C. / Chapel Hill) and Olo Sembera (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason)
Junior goalkeeper Brian Breslin (Fairfax, Va./W.T.Woodson) saved five shots on the night, winning his 12th game in the net. He made a critical overtime save five minutes into the period on a ball that otherwise would have ended the game in the Royals' favor.
R-MC also held the corner kick advantage 9-5, with six coming in the second half.
The Yellow Jackets will play their final home game of 2017 Tuesday night at Day Field against Shenandoah. The night will feature senior night festivities with the game set to kick-off at 7:00 PM.