KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A late penalty kept 18th-ranked SIUE men’s soccer unbeaten through the first four games of the season as the Cougars earned a 1-1 draw Friday on the road at Kansas City.
“Kansas City is a tough team,” SIUE Head Coach Cale Wassermann said. “The fight was there from our guys. They gave everything they had.”
With the Cougars trailing 1-0 in the 86th minute, Mitchell Murphy made a charge into the Roos’ box and worked around Kansas City goalkeeper Stefano Camerlengo, who slid out taking Murphy’s legs out, earning the Cougars’ the penalty.
Pavel Dashin buried the kick for his first goal as a Cougar to knot the score.
“He stepped up in a huge moment,” Wasserman said of Dashin. “Late in the game down one-nil, and he gets his first career goal.”
Dashin’s goal answered Kansas City’s second-half goal from Luke Hoelting. Hoelting scored at the back post after a counterattack by the Roos.
“We gave up a goal we would like to have back,” Wassermann added.
Kansas City outshot SIUE 15-7. Both sides had four shots on goal. Sam Gomez made three saves in goal for SIUE. Camerlengo made three saves for the Roos.
SIUE returns home for a Tuesday matchup with Western Illinois.
“It will be good to get back home on Tuesday,” Wassermann said. “It will be good to get another crack at it.”
SIUE vs UMKC by the numbers
|Shots on Goal
|Luke Hoelting (1)
Assisted By: Edson Murguia , Brevyn Cole
GOAL by Roos Hoelting, Luke Assist by Murguia, Edson and Cole, Brevyn.
SIUE Pavel Dashin PENALTY KICK GOAL.
Joe Pott has been the "Voice of the Cougars" since 2008. The native of St. Louis, Missouri, oversees all communications and broadcasting operations for SIUE athletics.
He is the radio voice of Cougar men's basketball and baseball on 88.7 the Sound, all home broadcasts on ESPN+ and also has appeared on FOX Sports Midwest (now Bally Sports) as part of the Cougars' basketball television package.
He has called more than 400 SIUE men's basketball games and nearly 500 Cougar baseball games in addition to several hundred more soccer, volleyball, softball, and women's basketball games, while also serving as the host and emcee at many Cougar athletics special events throughout the year.
Pott also manages the student video crew responsible for the live production of SIUE Athletics events online. He has helped facilitate the transition of SIUE broadcasts from SIUETV to the OVC Digital Network and then to ESPN+.
Off the air, he heads the Athletic Communications Department and is the primary media contact for men's basketball, baseball, men's soccer and golf. Away from SIUE, Pott is in his fifth year as part of the sports staff on KMOX Radio where he serves as a host on the part-time host of the station and the St. Louis Cardinals Radio Network.