Salisbury State vs. Ohio Wesleyan
March 10, 2002
The Game Story:
Salisbury, Md - Senior attackman Matt Coughlin scored unassisted with :00 remaining on the clock at the end of the first overtime period to give #10 ranked Ohio Wesleyan a 14-13 victory over #4 Salisbury on Sunday. Coughlin (5g-4a) had tied the game for the Bishops at the end of regulation, also with :00 showing on the clock, to force the overtime.

Ohio Wesleyan (2-0) battled back from a 9-4 halftime deficit by outscoring the Sea Gulls 7-3 in the third quarter. The Bishops tied the game for the first time at 11 with 1:43 left in the third quarter on John Schegal's extra-man goal. Salisbury (5-1) answered with an unassisted extra-man goal by Andy Arnold (3g-3a) with 33 seconds left in the third quarter to assume a 12-11 advantage heading into the final quarter.

OWU's Andy Rowe knotted the score at 14:11 of the fourth quarter with his sixth goal of the game. Salisbury then surged ahead 13-12 with Steve Brianas (2 goals) scoring on an assist from Chris Phillips at 10:11. The lead held until Coughlin's goal at the horn sent the teams into overtime.

Sunday's game marked the second straight overtime game in the series between the non-conference rivals. Salisbury prevailed 3-2 in overtime in 2001.