Men's Soccer Plays To 0-0 Double Overtime Tie With New Hampshire

Kevin Meinert

WORCESTER, Mass. A total of 23 shots could not find their way to the back of the net as the Holy Cross men's soccer team drew a 0-0 double overtime tie against New Hampshire under the lights of the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. With the decision, the Crusaders gather a record of 3-8-3 while the Wildcats register a 5-3-5 record. Senior Jonathan Werth (University Park, Md.) led the offense with a team-high five shots.

Both teams went scoreless in regulation, as each team also collected 10 shots. Holy Cross had an opportunity to score on a corner with less than one minute to go in the second half, but came up empty. Freshman goalkeeper Kevin Meinert (Toms River, N.J.) made his collegiate debut in the net for the Crusaders, recording six saves, including a game-saver with two minutes left in the second stanza.

A total of three shots were made in the overtime periods, as the Crusaders were able to attempt two more scores. No team was able to connect, however, as the game ended in the 0-0 tie.

In all, Holy Cross made 12 shots, five on-goal and had six corner kicks. New Hampshire finished with 11 shots, seven on-goal and six corner kick attempts. Meinert collected seven saves in his first shutout while Wildcat net minder, Chris Devine, made five saves in his first tie. A total of 13 fouls were called as well.

Holy Cross will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 23 against Patriot League foe, Navy. The conference match-up will be held at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in Worcester, Mass. starting at 3:00 p.m.