HANOVER, N.H. – With the Crusaders trailing 1-0, senior Josh Cintas (San Diego, Calif.) scored a goal in the second half as the Holy Cross men's soccer team tied Dartmouth, 1-1, on Saturday evening in non-conference action at Burnham Field. With the tie, the Crusaders are now 0-2-1 overall, while the Big Green start the season 0-0-1 overall.
The Big Green took the first shot on goal of the contest when an attempt by Alberto Gorini was saved by Crusader sophomore goalie Kevin Wright (McKinney, Texas) at 23:50 of the first half. Then at 32:25, Robin Alnas scored the first goal of the season for Dartmouth as Colin Heffron posted an assist. Wright then made two straight saves off a header by Patrick Murray and shot by Brian Joseff.
The Crusaders tied the game at 1-1 at 58:46 of the second half when Cintas scored his first goal of the season and the eighth of his career. Senior captain Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.) tallied an assist on the goal. At 64:50, the Big Green were called for a foul in the penalty area but the penalty kick by Sanders was saved by Dartmouth goalie Stefan Cleveland to keep the contest tied at 1-1. Cleveland made four more saves during the second half including three on shots by freshman Joey DeVivo (Ridgefield, Conn.). The Big Green took one shot on goal in the second half as Wright made a save on a shot by Alex Adelabu. Neither team was able to score a second goal in regulation as the game went to overtime. DeVivo took the only shot on goal of the first overtime period as it was saved by Cleveland. Then neither team was able to get a shot on goal in the second overtime as the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Wright made four saves, while Cleveland posted seven saves. Dartmouth outshot Holy Cross, 16-13 overall, while the Crusaders took eight shots on goal and the Big Green took five. The Big Green has two corner kicks and the Crusaders had one.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Sept. 14 when they travel to Hamden, Conn., to take on Quinnipiac at 3:00 p.m.
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