Sixth overtime game in ten contest ends in 1-1 tie for men’s soccer against Holy Cross

Jonathan Tewodros, Senior Writer

Amidst the cold and rainy weather, the men’s soccer team faced off against the Holy Cross Crusaders on Oct. 3 and finished in a 1-1 tie. The Bison played their sixth overtime game in 10 outings and now have a record of 3-3-4. This was the Bison’s second Patriot League match of the season, as well as their second Patriot League tie on the year.

The game was a very physical match; both teams acquired a combined 33 fouls, with each team coming away with one penalty shot. Both Holy Cross and the Bison scored on their respective penalty shot opportunities, with Chris Thorsheim 16 burying his attempt for the Bison. The attempt came after Thorsheim found teammate Dan Bank ’18 in the box for a scoring opportunity, but Bank was taken down by a Holy Cross defender to draw the whistle on the play. Thorsheim connected on his penalty shot to bring his perfect spot record to 8-8 on his career, as well as netting him the team-leading fifth goal of the season and 17th of his career.

The Bison squandered many scoring opportunities throughout the game as they outshot the Crusaders 20-14 in the game and 51 in the overtime period. An offsides call and shots off-net contributed to the lack of offensive conversion, and all of the missed opportunities led to the Bison’s third straight tie for the first time in school history. Goalie Mike Lansing ’16 finished the game with three saves for the Bison.

 The Bison will be back at home on Oct. 10, when they host Colgate.

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