Men's Soccer Ties Siena in Double Overtime, 1-1.
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s soccer team tied Siena, 1-1, in double overtime at Linda Johnson Smith Stadium on Friday night. After taking an early leady by way of Mason Brummett, the Saints scored in the 76th minute to even the game. Both teams had chances through the remaining 34 minutes, but neither converted.
The Crusaders got off to a hot start with a flurry of chances in the opening 10 minutes of play but it was not until the 38th minute that their hard work paid off. Max Krause sent a through-ball to Mason Brummett, who broke free in the box to shoot to the near side of the goal and score for the Crusaders.
Holy Cross continued with offensive pressure, tallying 10 shots in the opening period, to Siena’s seven. The Crusaders also had four corner kick opportunities in the first half.
In the second half, the field evened and Siena broke through after a ball deflected in transition to Aaron Martin at the top of the box. Martin quickly turned on the ball to score, 1-1, in the 76th minute.
The Crusaders had three corner kicks and six shots in the second half but were unable to convert. In overtime, Holy Cross still held offensive pressure with four shots, but could not break the stalemate.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Holy Cross outshot Siena, 20-14.
- Henry Stutz made four saves, while Siena’s keeper Greg Monroe made seven.
- The Crusaders held the advantage on corner kicks, 8-4.
- Holy Cross had four shots in the overtime periods, while Siena had just one.
COACH KOOLMAN ON THE GAME:
“I thought we started off very well and I think throughout the game we pretty much dominated, but you have to win. We had a little flaw in the second half and that gives any team a little belief, especially when you are up 1-0. We started to get away from the things we did well, even through the domination. We need to stick with our discipline, especially when things go well. There were plenty of improvements to be seen tonight and we have to build off of that.”
The Crusaders return to play on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Rhode Island.