Chicopee, Mass. – The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team fought for 110 minutes on Wednesday evening in a non-conference showdown with Elms College, forcing a 2-2 tie in double overtime at Leary Field.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 2 | Elms 2 - 2OT
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (4-1-1) | Elms (1-3-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus put the first mark on the board 16 minutes into the contest when Abdoul Aremu (West Haven, Conn.) converted a pass from Kevin Morataya (Bridgeport, Conn.). Aremu's tally was his third of the season while Morataya picked up his first collegiate assist.
Justin Szwajkowski leveled the playing field at the 43rd minute. Szwajkowski powered in his third goal of the season on a kick that Garfield Robinson (West Haven, Conn.) made a dive for, but fell short to put ones on the scoreboard.
The Blazers carried their momentum off Szwajkowski's goal into the second stanza as Michael Lemke scored to put the hosts up one, 2-1.
Albertus kept thing interested and turned things up as time ticked off the clock. The Falcons knotted the game at 2-all with just 27 minutes remaining in regulation thanks to Salah Oumorou's (West Haven, Conn.) penalty kick.
Despite both team's seeing opportunities on offense, neither broke open the scoring the rest of the way forcing the game into overtime.
Albertus and Elms 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.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus: Garfield Robinson (1-0-1) – 7 Shots on Goal | 2 Goals-Against | 5 Saves
- Elms: Julian Brosi (0-1-2) – 4 Shots on Goal | 2 Goals-Against | 2 Saves
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Elms held the advantage in shots, 18-12.
- Albertus won the battle in corner kicks, 6-2.
- Along with Swajkowski, Alex Egan finished with a game-high five shot attempts while Babba Jaden chipped in with four.
- Oumorou and Aremu paced the Falcons' offense registering five shots apiece.
- Senior Tyler Saad (Naugatuck, Conn.) and freshman Anthony Barreira (Beacon Falls, Conn.) also tallied a shot each for the Falcons.
- Oumorou netted his second straight penalty kick of the season.
- Morataya also registered his first collegiate point as a Falcon.
The men's soccer team resumes Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play with a road tilt against Saint Joseph's of Maine. Game time is set for 1:30PM in Standish, ME.