October 5, 2013

Men’s soccer has to settle for draw at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Junior Richie Burns made 13 saves in goal but it wasn't quite enough as the Coast Guard men's soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 double-overtime draw at MIT on Saturday in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference match-up. With the tie Coast Guard moves to 5-3-2 (1-1-1 NEWMAC) on the year and MIT moves to 5-3-1 (2-0-1 NEWMAC).

Junior back John Tarzian headed a pass by sophomore Alexander Lane in the fifth minute to give Coast Guard an early 1-0 lead. The cross came in off of Lane's corner kick and Tarzian's header went into the left corner of the goal to beat sophomore keeper Jake Amereno. The goal was the second of the season for Tarzian.

The lead would be short-lived however, as senior Matthew Monheit scored in the sixth minute, unassisted to knot the game at 1-1.

The game would remain tied until the 35th minute when offensive pressure by Coast Guard led to an own goal by MIT to give the Bears a 2-1 lead which they would hold onto going into the halftime break.

In the 47th minute, fresh out of the break sophomore Sean Bingham finagled his way past the entire Coast Guard defense and delivered a shot to the upper corner to beat Burns and tie the game at two apiece.

Each team would put three shots on net in the overtime periods but no one would score and the game would end, still tied at two.

MIT outshot Coast Guard 30-26, and put 17 shots on goal compared to 13 for the Bears. Amereno would make nine saves for the Engineers and his record would move to 4-1-1 on the year while Burns' mark goes to 5-2-2. Coast Guard held a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks for the match.

Coast Guard will return to action on Tuesday, October 8th when they take on Albertus Magnus at 3:30 pm before returning home on Saturday, October 12th when they take on Emerson in a NEWMAC contest at 12:00 pm at the CGA Track and Field Complex.

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