Whitman earns first men's soccer win with overtime 2-1 win Saturday over Colorado College

Whitman junior Chris Reid deflects the game-winning goal off a defender to finish off the comeback victory in Colorado Springs.COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Whitman's junior forward Chris Reid's shot from

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Whitman's junior forward Chris Reid's shot from just outside the box deflected off a defender and found the back of the net in the sixth minute of overtime, lifting Whitman College to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Colorado College here at Stewart Field Saturday.

Reid, who led all players with six shots overall in the match, also set up the tying goal by Todd Wallenius with just 2:24 left in regulation as the visiting Missionaries posted their first victory of the season and handed the Tigers their third consecutive loss.

Senior midfielder Jordan Reese came within inches of winning it for Colorado College when his rocket from 20 yards out hit the cross bar in the opening minute of sudden death.

Colorado College's Ryan Jaeger's first career tally, at 30:09 of the first half, staked the Tigers to a 1-0 lead which stood up until Wallenius' evened it with his goal.

Goalkeepers Devin Kuh of Whitman and Brian Engle each made seven saves in the contest.

In Friday's match, New Jersey's Montclair State rolled to its 22nd consecutive regular season victory with a 2-0 shutout of Whitman.

Montclair State improved to 4-0 on the season, and now has outscored its first four opponents by an 11-2 count.

"We played well today," Whitman coach Mike Washington said. "We showed we can play with the top teams in the country."

Montclair State got its first goal five minutes into the game and then added the clincher with five minutes left in the second half.

"We probably showed them a little too much respect in giving up that early goal," Washington said. "Apart from that goal, we battled back and forth with them for the rest of the half."

The Red Hawks tallied their late insurance goal after a Whitman defender slipped.

"Our keeper made one save but then couldn't stop the second," Washington said.

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