Harding Men's Soccer ties 1-1 with Delta State

From Harding University

Harding and Delta State played to a 1-1 double overtime tie Tuesday in men's soccer action at Harding Soccer Field. The game was played in Searcy due to unplayable field conditions at Delta Field in Cleveland, Miss.

Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Harding (4-5-2) scored the equalizer on a Delta State mistake. The Statesmen lost possession of the ball just outside their own 18-yard box, and Harding sophomore Shea McGee stepped in to corral the loose ball. McGee dribbled into the left side of the box and beat Delta State goalkeeper Milos Boskovic to the far post.

The goal was McGee's third of the season, tying him with Ian Park for the team lead.

Delta State (5-4-1) got scored less than four minutes before halftime. In the 42nd minute, Sebastian Ridout and Luke Mason worked a perfect give-and-go through the middle of the Harding defense with Mason scoring for the first time this season.

Harding had the best chance to score in overtime. Bison sophomore Jacob Stevens had a shot inside the 6-yard box that was cleared off the goal line by a Delta State defender in the 92nd minute.

Delta State outshot Harding 14-10 overall, but Harding had five shots on goal to Delta State's four.

Harding's next action is Saturday against Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia, Ark. The non-conference contest begins at 3 p.m.