It was an epic rivalry soccer match between Nebraska Wesleyan and Doane College on Wednesday night (Oct. 5) with the Prairie Wolves coming out on top, 4-3, over the Tigers in GPAC men's soccer action at Abel Stadium.
NWU snaps their six-match losing streak and picks up their first conference win of the season while handing Doane their first GPAC loss.
A total of 44 shots were taken between the two teams in a match that was fast paced up and down the field.
The Prairie Wolves scored first as Chris Simley scored in the fifth minute of the match. Doane answered with Jake Miller scoring on a free kick at the 14:04 mark in the first half to tie the score at 1-1.
Brad Fullerton put the Prairie Wolves back ahead as he scored off a rebound in the 20th minute.
However, Doane would score two straight goals and take a 3-2 lead into the halftime locker room.
It didn't take long for Nebraska Wesleyan to tie the match in the second half as Alex Thorson took a perfect assist from Simley and tied the match less than two minutes into the second half.
The match would remain tied until the 66nd minute when Colby Twist would score the eventual game-winning goal.
Despite a furious amount of shot attempts in the final minutes, NWU was able to keep the Tigers out of the goal.
Turner Mead recorded five saves for NWU to get the win as the goalkeeper.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished with 25 total shots, compared to 19 for Doane.
The Prairie Wolves will look to ride this momentum into Saturday afternoon's match against Dakota Wesleyan at Abel Stadium.