Link: Box Score
New Haven, Conn. - The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team fought for 110 minutes on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action, forcing a 2-2 tie with Johnson & Wales in double overtime at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 2 | Johnson & Wales 2 - 2OT
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-3-2, 0-1-2) | Johnson & Wales (5-1-2, 3-1-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus got things started as junior Matt Cotto (Stratford, Conn.) scored the first goal of the game at the five minute mark to give the visitors the early 1-0 edge. Cotto's goal was his first of the season and second of his career.
However, with less than a minute to go in the opening half, Johnson & Wales Jazario Brimmer would even up the score at 1-1 after finding the back of the net to close out the first.
The Wildcats carried their momentum off Brimmer's goal into the second as Andrew Vecere scored off a nice feed from Teagan Drake to put the hosts up by one, 2-1. Four minutes later, sophomore Abdul Aremu (West Haven, Conn.) would score his third of the season, tying the game at 2-2.
For the remainder of regulation, both teams battled offensively and defensively sending the game into extra time.
Albertus and Johnson & Wales battled through two ten-minute overtime periods, but neither team was able to find the back of the net ending the game in a 2-2 draw.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Johnson & Wales outshot Albertus 31-4, including a 11-4 shots on goal advantage.
- The Wildcats also won the battle in corner kicks, 12-1.
- Freshman Peter Rivera (Norwalk, Conn.) posted a team-best two shots, both of which were on goal.
- Jason Cruz led the hosts with a game-high seven shots while Andrew Vecere and Teagan Drake recorded six shots apiece.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus - Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) (T, 1-3-2): 11 Shots on Goal | 2 Goal-Against | 9 Saves | 110 minutes
- Johnson & Wales – Adam Cassidy (T, 0-0-1): 4 Shots on Goal | 2 Goal-Against | 2 Saves | 110 minutes
The men's soccer team returns to action on Wednesday, September 26th as the Falcons travel to Newton, Mass. to take on Lasell College in a midweek conference clash. Kick-off is set for 4 p.m.