Record: 9-5-1 Home: 5-2-1 Away: 4-3 Heart: 5-4
Caleb Pipes-Goulsbra recorded 16 saves, the most for WPU in over a decade
Caleb Pipes-Goulsbra recorded 16 saves, the most for WPU in over a decade
William Penn
Men's Soccer - Sat, Oct. 1, 2016

Oskaloosa--Records were tossed out the window Saturday as the William Penn men's soccer team earned a 1-1 draw with #10 Baker in Heart of America Athletic Conference play.

The Statesmen (4-5-2, 1-3-1 Heart) overcame a 27-11 deficit in shots to collect their second positive result against a ranked team this season (also defeated then-#7 Columbia on September 6).

The Wildcats (7-2-2, 3-0-2 Heart) got on the board first, scoring at the 14:43 mark.  The visitors remained on top through halftime and part of the second period.  WPU then changed the makeup of the game by taking advantage of a BU foul a few yards outside of the 18-yard box.  The home team turned to its top scorer and Nenad Markovic (So., Belgrade, Serbia) delivered by driving a shot past the Wildcat keeper for the tying goal in the 68th minute.  The sophomore currently has a team-best nine goals.

Both sides had several more tries down the stretch, but neither could find the back of the net and overtime ensued.  William Penn then made life even more difficult for itself as a red card put the hosts a man down late in the first overtime.  Fortunately, the navy and gold defense, led by goalkeeper Caleb Pipes-Goulsbra (Jr., Lincoln, England, Exercise Science), rose to the occasion and did not allow the game-winner.

Pipes-Goulsbra, who had played soccer the past two years but switched over to football this fall, came out of 'retirement' for his first career start.  The junior was incredible and showed no signs of rust, posting save after save (16 total) to give his squad a fighting chance Saturday.  The 16 saves are the most since Tugberk Tekdemir managed 24 saves against Saint Xavier on September 10, 2006.

Anfernee Houston (Fr., Harrisburg, Ill., Kinesiology) matched Markovic with three shots in the loss.

"Tonight was a fantastic result and one that everyone can be proud of," Head Coach Jaymee Highcock said.  "We played one of the best teams in the nation and fully deserved the tie.  Everyone worked hard and did their job.  A special thanks to everyone who came to support us today."

Next Up: William Penn finishes its long homestand next Wednesday, hosting Clarke in Heart action at 7:30 p.m.