Wittenberg vs. Colorado College
April 19, 2009
The Game Story:
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio- Sophomore attackman Matt Snider (Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville) sparked a furious Wittenberg rally in the third quarter, scoring four goals in the period, but ultimately the strong afternoon was not enough in an 11-10 overtime loss to Colorado College. The home-standing Tigers charged from a two-goal defecit in the final three minutes to force the extra session, but could not parlay the momentum into a victory.

After a hard-fought opening frame saw a 1-1 draw head into the second quarter, the visitors jumped on Wittenberg, scoring four quick goals to stabilize a 5-2 halftime edge. Junior Ted Winders (Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township) broke through early in the third to get the Red and White back on track. His tally was part of a three goal day for the midfielder.

From there, it was the Matt Snider show, as he found a different way to score each time during his exhibition that built the Tigers a brief 7-6 lead. Colorado had one more answer, though, in the overtime period, where the Wittenberg defense allowed the game winner. Dan Gaines (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) scooped up seven ground balls on the day.

With the loss, Wittenberg falls to 7-4 with a pair of NCAC matches coming up for George Harris' men. The Tigers travel to Wooster to take on the Scots this upcoming Saturday, April 25 for a 1 p.m. meeting with their NCAC rival.