The men’s soccer team at St. John’s University extended its undefeated streak at home to 18 games when they beat No. 7 ranked Louisville 3-2 in overtime.
Despite the cold and dreary weather, faithful fans filled Belson Stadium on Saturday night. “We’re fired up to play at home. It’s a great crowd, great atmosphere and it’s a big boost to play in front of our fans,” said junior forward Sverre Wegge Gundhus. The fans were not disappointed. In what was truly a team effort, the Red Storm lifted their record to 4-2-7.
Sophomore Pablo Punyed scored his first-career goal in the 75th minute to tie the game 1-1 and Wegge Gundhus added a goal just two minutes later to lead Louisville 2-1. Louisville fought back to tie the game 2-2 in the 85th minute to force overtime.
After deflecting a couple of Louisville defenders, midfielder Tadeu Terra saved the ball and beat goalie Andre Boudreaux towards the far post for the win in the 99th minute. It marked Terra’s second-career golden goal.
About the team’s effort, Wegge Gundhus said, “We don’t have a standout player. We are a strong collective unit and we pride ourselves on working together.”