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September 8, 2009

2009 Season - Wallner scores golden goal for Vikings

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana men’s soccer team battled Greenville for over 109 minutes before senior Scott Wallner (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.) scored a golden goal to give the Vikings a 1-0 win in double overtime on Tuesday, September 8 in Rock Island, Illinois.  It is the second straight victory for the Blue & Gold and improves Augustana’s overall record to 2-1.

Augustana outshot Greenville 9-2 in the first half, and both teams attempted seven shots in the second half.  Wallner finished with a game-high 10 shots and scored his first goal of the season at the 109:02 mark with under a minute left to play in double overtime.  Augustana finished with an 18-12 edge in shots and attempted six corner kicks to three for Greenville.

Senior goalkeeper Mike Dolan (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.) made six saves and played the entire game in goal for the Vikings, earning the shutout.

Story written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand