2003 Jun 15

Indiana Blast  2 - 3  Seattle Sounders (AET)
Kuntz Memorial Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

76' IND - Tenoff (Mesanovic)
86' SEA - Bengard (Nguyen)
88' IND - Tenoff (Quiroz)
89' SEA - Tomlinson (Callahan)
95' SEA - Smith (Gregor)

Indiana: Josh Lynk; Jeff Samples, Mark Allen, Justin McMillan, Noel Less; Mali Walton, Godfrey Tenoff, Justin Lucas (James Prosser 46'), Semir Mesanovic; Michael Mucino (Jamar Beasley 82'), Jeff Dresser (Gerardo Quiroz 86'). Substitutes not used: Armando Fenia, Cesar Gonzalez, Myron Vaughn.

Seattle: Rich Cullen; Danny Jackson, Ryan Edwards (Sean-Michael Callahan 78'), Zach Scott, Scott Jenkins; Jason Farrell, Andrew Gregor, Alex Bengard, Viet Nguyen; Darren Sawatzky (Craig Tomlinson 67'), Kyle Smith. Substitutes not used: Ryan Wittstruck, Kevin Sakuda.

Match report from the Sounders:

Kyle Smith scored the match winner in overtime as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Indiana Blast, 3-2, Sunday at Kuntz Memorial Stadium in Indianapolis. It was the fifth consecutive overtime match for the Sounders. Their record in those matches is 3-2-0 (W-D-L).

For the second time on this road trip Seattle (6-3-1) played to a scoreless tie in the first half. Seattle did play a more offensive first 45 minutes as evidenced by their four offsides and four corner kicks. The best scoring opportunity came in the 45th minute but Ryan Edward's header from six yards fell into the diving arms of Indiana goalkeeper Josh Lynk.

All four regulation time goals came in the final 15 minutes of the second half, including three goals in the last five minutes.

Indiana scored first, in the 76th minute, on the first of Godfrey Tenoff's two goals. Alex Bengard's second goal of the season tied the game for the Sounders in the 86th minute. Tenoff gave the lead back to the Blast in the 88th minute, assisted by Gerardo Quiroz.

With time running out the Sounders sent the game into overtime when Sean-Michael Callahan chipped the ball to Craig Tomlinson, who slipped it past Lynk from eight yards in the 89th minute.

Smith's match winner came off a corner kick in the fifth minute of overtime. Andrew Gregor lined it from the left corner into the box. Smith headed the ball off the underside of the crossbar just across the goal line for the winning tally. The goal is Smith's team leading fifth.

The Blast saw their record dip to an A-League worst 1-1-10.

The Sounders continue their seven-match road trip with a pair in Canada this weekend. Friday they are in Vancouver against the Whitecaps. They travel to Calgary Sunday to play the Storm. Both matches can be heard on KKNW 1150 am.

And from the Blast:

The Indiana Blast lost a tough one in overtime to the Seattle Sounders 3-2 Sunday night at Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium. The Blast had the lead twice, both goals coming from Godfrey Tenoff. All five goals came in the last 20 minutes of the match.

Jeff Dresser nearly scored in the 17th minute off a beautiful give-and-go with Semir Mesanovic, but Dresser's shot went over the crossbar. Jeff became the club's all-time leading scorer with a goal in Friday night's 2-1 loss against Cincinnati.

The game stayed scoreless until the 76th minute when Godfrey Tenoff chipped an unbelievable shot over the Seattle keeper, Rich Cullen, that hit the post on the upper left corner of the goal and went in.

After Alex Bengard answered for Seattle in the 86th minute, Tenoff scored again to take a 2-1 lead in the 88th minute off a nice feed from Blast newcomer Gerardo Quiroz. The lead however was short-lived. The speedy Craig Tomlinson scored to tie the score just before regulation.

Kyle Smith scored the golden goal for Seattle in the 95th minute on a nice header. Seattle had been running Smith to the far post on every corner kick and Andrew Gregor finally found him on the last play of the game.

         Indiana   Seattle
Shots:      11        15
Saves:       6         4
Corners:     3        11
Fouls:      14        12
Offsides:    5         7

44' IND - McMillan cautioned.
58' SEA - Scott cautioned.
58' IND - Prosser cautioned.
90' IND - Quiroz cautioned.
90' SEA - Nguyen cautioned.

Referees: Tony Russo; Hilario Grajeda, Ed Shoemaker; Michael Kinder.
Attendance: 1,615