Sept. 15, 2002
Butler sophomore David Wyrick scored his first goal of the season in the 86th minute of the game to tie the match and two scoreless overtime periods left the Bulldogs and Air Force with a 1-1 tie in the final round of the 2002 Adam's Mark SoccerFest VII at Kuntz Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 15. The outcome sent Air Force home with a 2-3-1 record, while Butler settled at 1-5-1.
Wyrick's goal came with the Bulldogs trailing 1-0 in the waning minutes of the contest. The second-year midfielder broke free in the center of the field and blasted a shot from 25 yards out on the left side of the net. The ball hit the top crossbar and dropped in the net at the 85:27 mark. It was Wyrick's first shot of the match and his first goal of the season!
Both teams had solid scoring opportunities in the two overtime periods, but each came away empty-handed. In the first overtime period, Butler's Michael Mariscalco had a shot bounce off the left post , while teammate Andrew Pancio had a wide-open shot that missed to the left of the net. Air Force sophomore Tino Diaz had a look at an open net, but his shot was blocked by Butler's Chance Ernst.
In the second overtime period, Butler's Nick Pantazi had a header blocked directly in front of the net, while Air Force missed an open shot by David Auston. Pantazi later found the back of the net with 3:51 remaining, but the goal was waved off on an offsides penalty.
Air Force took the lead less than 15 minutes into the match when sophomore Marcus Sagastume emerged from a scramble in front of the net and slipped a shot through the hands of Butler goalkeeper Evan Reinhardt. It was the first goal of the season for Sagastume.
Butler had a 26-25 edge in shots in the match and a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. Air Force goalkeeper Mike Taylor finished with nine saves in the contest, while Reinhardt was credited with seven saves.
Taylor and teammate Daniel Wasson were named to the all-tournament team, along with Butler's Thulio Goncalves and John Mariscalco. Also picked to the all-tournament squad were Pat Noonan, Ryan Mack, Phil Presser and John Swann of Indiana and Randall Moate, Jonathan Westmaas and Neil McLean of Hartwick. Noonan was named the tournament's Offensive MVP, while Indiana goalkeeper Jay Nolly was selected as the Defensive MVP.
Indiana defeated Hartwick, 1-0, in the first match of the second round and captured the tournament title for the fourth time in the past five meets.