NIACC tops DCTC in double OT, 2-1

NIACC players celebrate with Michael Donovan (10) and Mike Merchant (far left) after Donovan scored a first-half goal on an assist from Merchant.
NIACC players celebrate with Michael Donovan (10) and Mike Merchant (far left) after Donovan scored a first-half goal on an assist from Merchant.

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - The NIACC men's soccer team opened its season with a dramatic 2-1 double-overtime victory over DCTC at the Ames Soccer Complex Saturday night.

Owen Andrews notched the game winner with 12.6 seconds remaining in the second 10-minute overtime session giving the Trojans the 1-goal victory. Andrews followed in a Trojan shot that had hit the right post.

NIACC trailed 1-0 early in the first half but managed to tie the game at intermission as Michael Donovan scored a late first-half goal on an assist from Mike Merchant.

The two teams played a scoreless second half and a scoreless first 10-minute overtime stanza before Andrews put away the game with a goal in the final seconds.

NIACC returns to action Sunday at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minn. Match time is set for 4 p.m.

NIACC VS. DCTC (Series tied, 8-8-1)

2004

Dakota County 5, NIACC 1

Dakota County 5, NIACC 3

2005

Dakota County 6, NIACC 2

Dakota County 3, NIACC 0

2006

Dakota County 2, NIACC 0

Dakota County 6, NIACC 0

2007

NIACC 2, Dakota County 0

NIACC 4, Dakota County 0

2008

NIACC 7, Dakota County 0

NIACC 4, Dakota County 0

2009

NIACC 0, Dakota County 0 (tie)

Dakota County 3, NIACC 1

2010

NIACC 1, Dakota County 0

NIACC 2, Dakota County 1

2011

NIACC 4, Dakota County 0

2014

Dakota County 1, NIACC 0

2017

NIACC 2, Dakota County 1 (2OT)