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Bulley Nets Game-Winner in Double Overtime Victory over Western Michigan 2-1
In the first overtime, neither team generated much offense. The Bulls’ offense came out aggressively in the seocnd overtime, looking to net the game-winner. With neither team able to break the 1-1 tie, the Bulls made one final offensive push. Sophomore goalkeeper Nick Fetterman sent a booming goal kick towards the midfield. The ball would take a long bounce off the kick with Bulley gaining possession. Bulley was able to slip by the Broncos’ defenders on a breakaway versus Aubil. Walking in on Aubil, Bulley blasted the game-winning goal with only eight seconds remaining to give the Bulls’ a 2-1 come from behind victory.
Following over 85 minutes of scoreless play, the Broncos tallied the contest’s first goal of the game. Leading goal scorer Saeed Sulemana-Baba finished the play in a crowd of players to give the Broncos a 1-0 lead in the the 86th minute.
Facing a one-goal deficit, the Bulls answered quickly in just over a minute. Off a Buffalo free kick, senior Alex Marrello sent a backside pass to junior Mike Unwin, who fired a shot past the Broncos’ goalkeeper Casey Aubil to send the the game into overtime.
Bulley Bulls His Way Up All-Time Career Scoring List
With Bulley’s game-winning goal versus Western Michigan, he has moved into a three-way tie for eighth place in the all-time career list for most goals (18) with Lee Catchpole (2004-08) and Darren Boecher (1990-93).
Setting up forward Unwin on the game-tying goal in the Bulls’ double overtime victory versus the Broncos, Marrello recorded his 16th career assist. His assist moved him into a three-way tie for fifth place in most career assists with Tim Songer (1998-00) and Sotir Tanevski (1990-95).
Final Team Leaders
Unwin finished his first season with the Bulls, leading the team in goals (9) and points (19). In his final season in the blue and white, Marrello led the team in assists (4) for the season. In his first full year in goal, Fetterman recorded the lowest GAA (1.39), placing him 18th on the single-season list for lowest GAA.
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