Gaels stun No. 4 Huskies on Lokossou golden goal

[WASHINGTON-ST. MARY'S: Men] Freshman Antonio Lokossou's first goal gave St. Mary's a 2-1 comeback win in overtime at No. 4 Washington for the Gaels' first win ever over a top five team and first win of the season after two losses at Colgate and Syracuse. The makeshift SMC defense held its own after injuries to starters Bobby Conner and Ben Braman prevented them from traveling to Seattle, and it got a big game from keeper Andre Rawls.

"That was a hard fought battle today between two determined teams," said SMC head coach Adam Cooper.  "Last weekend, when we had some guys go down to injury, several of our guys didn't step up when they were called upon.  This weekend, simply put, they did.  Our guys had a team mentality today.  They battled and fought and earned a very good result against a top five program."

The Huskies went ahead when Mason Robertson received a pass from Darwin Jones and scored in the 50th minute, but SMC responded 19 minutes later when senior Michael Semenza's cross from the left side connected with junior Jake Stenberg.

Stenberg hit the post late in the game, but Gaels finally got the winner in the 94th minute when Semenza delivered his second assist of the game, finding Lokossou for the match winner.

Washington was credited with a 33-8 margin, but Rawls registered nine saves.
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