• story by Travis Hendryx • photos by Paul Slocumb •
It took two overtimes to decide Thursday’s American Southwest Conference home opener between Sul Ross and visiting East Texas Baptist.
With the game tied at two heading to the second overtime, the Tigers’ Silas Sangano tapped in the game winner at the 119th minute handing East Texas Baptist the 3-2 walk off victory.
The visitors grabbed a 2-0 first half lead that extended to the break.
Sully’s Luis Gonzalez drilled his fifth goal of the season off a cross pass by Mauricio Perez at the 59th minute and the Lobos trailing 2-1.
Gonzalez struck again at the 73rd minute on a penalty kick to tie the game at two heading to a scoreless first overtime.
Sul Ross pounded out a season-high 27 shots placing 17 on goal while the Tigers finished with a 16-shot tally with 12 on goal.
Individually, Gonzalez totaled seven shots with four on goal while Perez posted five shots with four on frame.
Thursday’s setback drops the Lobos to 1-5 on the season and 1-2 in ASC competition. East Texas Baptist bumps their season mark to 4-3-1 and 2-2-1.