September 7, 2013

Men’s soccer plays to 2OT draw, fall in PKs

PATCHOGUE, N.Y.-The Coast Guard men's soccer team played to a 1-1, double overtime tie SUNY-New Paltz to open the St. Joseph's Tournament in Patchogue, N.Y. before ultimately falling on penalty kicks. With the tie, Coast Guard moved their record to 1-0-1 on the season while SUNY-New Paltz moved their record to 0-1-1.

The first half was scoreless, but saw the Hawks hold the edge in the possession battle which resulted in a 10-4 advantage in shots and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Coast Guard was aggressive as well, racking up nine fouls against just four committed by SUNY-New Paltz.

Bears junior goalkeeper Richie Burns was able to make five saves to keep the game scoreless in the first stanza while New Paltz junior Steven Domino was not tested with any shots on goal.

New Paltz struck first in the second half with a 52nd minute goal by junior captain Alec Johnson. Senior Javier Ventas recorded the assist on the play.

The game remained a 1-0 affair until Coast Guard junior John Tarzian put home the equalizer in the 82nd minute unassisted to knot the game at 1-1. That 1-1 tally would be the score through the end of regulation. The goal by Tarzian was his first of the season.

Senior John Rendon led the way for Coast Guard in shots with three, while sophomores Jasen Kingsley and Richard Davies each recorded two.

The final tally in the shots column had each club at 15 apiece for the match, while the Bears held a 6-4 edge in corners. At the end of the day, Burns ended the game with eight saves, while Domino finished the match with five. Coast Guard, maintaining the aggression that they'd played with so far this season finished with 22 fouls against just 12 for the Hawks.

The Bears will be back in action tomorrow afternoon in the consolation game of the St. Joseph's Tournament. They will take on St. Joseph's (L.I.) at 1:00 pm.

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