Cougar News
Men's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 31, 2012
MAYFIELD, Ky. - The Mid-Continent University men's soccer team was able to overcome an inauspicious start to their match at Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday evening to end the season on a somewhat positive note.

The Cougars (4-10-2, 0-5-1) rallied from down 2-0 in the second half to tie the Lions (7-10-1, 1-4-1) in their season finale, 2-2.

Mid-Continent was victimized by a tough break early on in the match, as in the 14th minute, Freed-Hardeman broke into the lead on an own goal to take the 1-0 lead. Just under 10 minutes later, the Lions' Stefano Basso tallied a goal to put the Lions up 2-0, a lead they would carry with them into the intermission. The Cougars came out of the break in the second half, and after dodging a couple of bullets early in the period, Mid-Continent struck back. Jonathan Alvarado scored in the 55th minute, converting a feed from Jamison Imhoff  to get Mid-Continent their first goal since October 16 against Bethel University, cutting the Lions' lead to a single goal at 2-1. Seven minutes later, the two players reversed roles, as Imhoff cashed in a pass from Alvarado, knotting the score at 2-2. Down the stretch in regulation, the Lions had their chances to reclaim the lead, but senior Jonatas Polesello in goal was equal to every challenge, and the game pressed on into overtime. Mid-Continent controlled the first overtime, recording the only three shots of the period, but they were unable to convert, sending the game to a final 10-minute extra session. Freed-Hardeman was the aggressor in the second extra frame, out-shooting Mid-Continent 3-1, including a shot by Basso that hit the post with just 10 seconds left in the match, but neither team could scratch across a game winning goal, and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Polesello shined for the Cougars in goal, notching 10 saves in the contest. Zach Johnson had three saves in goal for Freed-Hardeman.

The Cougars' season is now over, and Mid-Continent sends the 2012 campaign into the history books with a record of 4-10-2.