FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The Sacred Heart men's soccer team battled with Stony Brook to a 1-1 double overtime tie on Saturday afternoon.
The Seawolves (5-2-1) outshot Sacred Heart 21 to 14. While the Pioneers (2-4-2) led with ten saves to two. They were led by an outstanding performance by freshman goalkeeper Robert Strain (Danbury, Conn.) with a new career high 10 saves, including an impressive penalty kick save in the 11th minute. Senior midfielder Kieran Walsh (River Vale, N.J.) helped take the lead for Sacred Heart in the 16th minute, picking up a goal off the deflection by Stony Brook defender on a cross from 12 yards. The Seawolves answered back in the 35th minute on a goal by Eduardo Valle, who battled a defender in the middle of the box, fell down then juked the defense to chip it in from five yards out.
In extra time, Stony Brook held the shot advantage eight to five. While Strain picked up four saves in the second overtime to preserve the tie. Senior Shaquille Saunchez had the Pioneers final attempt in the 105th minute but it was saved by Stony Brook's Tom McMahon.
Sacred Heart will host Army West Point on Tuesday September 27 at 5:00pm.
- Strain gets a huge save, knocking down Thibault Duval penalty kick at the 11-minute mark.
- Walsh gets first goal of the season off deflection from Stony Brook defender in the 16th minute.
- Stony Brook gets on the board with Valle's goal in the 35th minute.
- The Seawolves nearly score off Serge Gamwanya's header attempt that missed a bit high in the 53rd minute.
- Oscar Curras attempt at the 77th minute misses wide right for the Pioneers.
- Strain gets his first save of overtime, grabbing Macdara Heanue's shot in the 91st minute.
- Akeem Morris nearly puts it in for Stony Brook but Strain hauls it in the 93rd minute.
- Riley Sullivan's shot misses to the right in the 104th minute.
- Saunchez has his shot saved by McMahon in the 105th minute for the final Sacred Heart attempt.
- Strain saves Lars Togstad header attempt in the 109th minute to close the game.