The Spring Hill College men's soccer team lost a 2-1 home decision to No. 6 ranked Belhaven College just 42 seconds into overtime on Saturday evening.
A strong defensive effort by the Badgers left the match scoreless at the halftime intermission, but Belhaven (14-1-1, 2-1) broke open the scoring with a goal in the 61st minute by Kameron Young. Young's shot was from the top of the keeper's box and rocketed between several defenders into the back of the net.
Spring Hill College answered in the 80th with a goal by senior forward Sean Simpson of Ballwin, Mo., which came out of a pack of players just three to four feet in front of the Belhaven goal.
Both teams played a physical defensive game for the final 10 minutes of regulation, but Belhaven's Juan Rodriguez decided the contest with a one-on-one goal past SHC keeper sophomore Dan Criscione of Maplewood, Mo. Criscione made a last ditch attempt to take the ball off the foot of Rodriguez with a diving grab, but the Blazer forward deftly negotiated his way past the obstacle for the winning goal.
Criscione made six saves versus 19 shots while Zach Wallace of Belhaven saw just four shots with no saves. Belhaven took six corner kicks and SHC took three corners.
The Badgers (4-8-3, 0-2) will next host 12th ranked William Carey (9-3-1, 1-1) in a conference match on Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Library Field.