MARIETTA, Ga. ------ Sophomore Alan Harwell scored his second game-winning golden goal in the last three matches on Saturday, as the Auburn Montgomery men's soccer team picked up a critical Southern States Athletic Conference road victory at Southern Poly, 2-1, in overtime.
With the win, the Warhawks improved to 8-4 on the season and remained undefeated in league play at 5-0. The win was also the sixth straight by AUM. Southern Poly, ranked as high as second in the NAIA Coaches' Poll earlier this season, fell to 6-4-1 overall and just 2-4 in conference play.
The Warhawks jumped on the board with 11:19 remaining before halftime, when senior Taian Souza pinged a ball off the left post to give the team a 1-0 lead. Junior Elvar Sigurdsson picked up the first of two assists for the match on the play. The pair of helpers upped him to five for the season, a mark which matches a team high.
The Hornets tied the score at the 57:26 mark of the match, when Ahmed Zaky took a pass from Moriba Ballah and beat senior goalkeeper Vignir Johannesson.
The remainder of regulation played out scoreless, sending the match to an extra period. Following a yellow card issued to Southern Poly which stopped the clock, AUM took over and Sigurdsson played a ball to Harwell that he slid past Vincent Easterbrook for the game winner with 4:15 remaining in overtime.
For the match, Johannesson tallied six saves in the victory. Harwell and sophomore Sebastian Wladyko led AUM with five shots each.
The Warhawks will now enjoy an extended break, as they will not return to action until Wednesday, Oct. 16, when they host Spring Hill. The contest with the Badgers is slated to begin at 4 p.m.