With 3:17 left in regulation, the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets drew even with McMurry, but the War Hawks scored 7:33 into overtime to snatch a 2-1 American Southwest Conference men’s soccer victory Thursday at Citizens National Bank Field.
McMurry (6-4-2, 3-2-2) grabbed a 1-0 lead with 15:36 to go as Josh Erwin scored with an assist from Aaron Webb.
Howard Payne (5-6, 3-5) answered as Jonpaul Vargas found the net thanks to an assist from Christian Rodriguez.
An own goal was then awarded to McMurry shortly before the first overtime session expired to end the contest.
Yellow Jacket goalkeeper Nicholas Panemeno recorded six saves as McMurry attempted 16 shots with nine on goal. Howard Payne finished with 10 shots, including seven on frame.
The Yellow Jackets welcome Hardin-Simmons at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.