HC survives in overtime thriller

With its season on the line in Tuesday’s Great Plains Athletic Conference semifinal against Concordia, the Hastings College men’s soccer team needed a miracle.

With 1:56 left in the game, the Broncos got it.

Shane Davidson found himself open outside the goal box and hit a crosser that was headed in by Marc Tautz to even the score and force overtime.

Then with 1:59 left in the first overtime, Jake Ramsay hit a turnaround, unassisted goal past the fingertips of Concordia goalkeeper Brendan Buchanan to send Hastings College to the GPAC championship with a 2-1 comeback on a frozen night at Lloyd Wilson Field.

“It was incredible. It was incredible. I saw the ball come in from Shane and I was able to get the goal with just over a minute remaining,” said Tautz, a freshman from Limburg, Germany. “It was just incredible. It was important for us so we could keep playing this season.”

The NAIA No. 11 Broncos (16-2-2, 9-0-1) will face Midland (12-7-1, 7-2-1) for the second consecutive season in the conference final after the Warriors buried Dordt 6-1 in the other semifinal. The game will be hosted by Hastings College Friday at 7 p.m.



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