Oct. 11, 2008
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Junior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) posted his fifth shutout of the season, as the Holy Cross men's soccer team played to a 0-0 double overtime tie with Lehigh at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Booth recorded two saves in goal for the Crusaders. Holy Cross moves to 6-2-3 on the season (2-0-1 Patriot League), while Lehigh now stands 5-3-3 (1-0-2 Patriot League).
Sophomore forward Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) had the best chance of the night in the 110th minute when he broke free inside the 18-yard box. Miller had an open look at the goal with time running out, but his shot sailed high.
Miller led all players with four shots, though none of them were on goal. Kyle Evans' three shots led all Lehigh players, but he was also unable to put one on net.
Holy Cross had two golden opportunities in the second half but the Crusaders could not convert. In the 65th minute, sophomore midfielder Matt Beckley (Congers, N.Y.) broke free on the left side and fired a cross past the Lehigh goalkeeper. But the Mountain Hawks' Dan Odenwelder was waiting on the goal line and blasted the ball away before Holy Cross could drive it home.
The second ripe opportunity for Holy Cross came in the 81st minute, when Miller broke free once again with just the goalkeeper to beat. From inside 18 yards, Miller ripped a shot that went off the post.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 18, when it plays host to Navy at 3:00 p.m.