National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III
American Southwest Conference
Thursday 22nd September 2016
Kick off 19.30 Actual 19.40
University Texas Dallas Comets 2 Concordia University Texas Tornados 1 (OT), attendance 293
@ UTD Soccer Field
800, West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Team Sheet, free, double sided.
This was my first University match scheduled as a double header with the Women’s match, which started at 17.30. I arrived at 19.10, just as the first game finished, so no reason for our match to start 10 minutes late, other than the incompetence of the match officials. It was also the first time I have encountered the fact that America doesn’t do draws. In the college system, games that are level (I won’t say tie, as that is something worn with a shirt) then go into ‘overtime’ (surely this is something done at work to earn a little extra cash). This consists of a possible two more periods of 10 minutes, unless someone scores at any stage, which is game over, much the same as the ‘golden goal’ method. Only had to wait 90 seconds for a winner, but at least there was only about 5 minutes faffing about before we got restarted at the end of normal time.