TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — In a seesaw affair, Northeastern State scored last and the RiverHawks pulled out a 3-2 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday.
Steven Haughn tallied on a header past diving ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock with just under 10 minutes left, and the Riverhawks (3-3, 1-1 SSC) held on for the win. Craddock made seven saves on 10 shots on goal for the Greyhounds (3-2, 1-1).
Northeastern scored first when Clark Bradford converted on a free kick from the top of the penalty box. Freshman Michael James tied it for the Hounds with 15 minutes left in the half, but the RiverHawks went in front 2-1 at halftime on a header by Bo Evans in the 40th minute.
ENMU sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan tied it again with his team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 53rd minute, coming on a rebound of a deflection off Northeastern keeper Ransone Rose.
The Hounds will be on the road again this weekend with matches at Texas A&M-International on Friday and St. Mary’s on Sunday.
Southwest Soccer Conference
Northeastern State 3, ENMU 2
ENMU 1 1 — 2
Northeastern St. 2 1 — 3
NSU — Clark Bradford, 24:54
ENM — Michael James (Keith Vargas), 30:13
NSU — Bo Evans (Moses Emujakporue), 39:04
ENM — Ryan McClanahan, 52:36
NSU — Steven Haughn (Sean Hughes), 80:35
Shots on goal — Eastern New Mexico 5, Northeastern State 10. Saves — Eatern New Mexico 7 (Leif Craddock 7), Northeastern State 3 (Ransone Rose 3). Corner kicks — Eastern New Mexico 3, Northeastern State 4. Yellow cards — Eastern New Mexico 1 (Donnell Jackson), Northeastern State 1 (Paul Marshall). Records — Eastern New Mexico 3-2 (1-1), Northeastern State 3-3 (1-1). A — 200.