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Score: Nyack 1 | Holy Family University 2
Nyack Record: 3-4-0, 3-1-0 CACC
Holy Family Record: 1-7-0, 1-3-0 CACC
Location: Tiger Field
In a heartbreaking turn of events, the Men's Soccer team lost to Holy Family University in a sudden death, double overtime. The Warriors battled through 100 minutes of competitive play to lose their first conference match 2-1.
How It Happened:
Nyack's offense had three players share the most shots taken against Holy Family. Senior Toni Mutschler (Frankfurt Oder, Germany), sophomore Orlando Benites (West New York, NJ) and freshman Raul-Felipe Ferreira (Croydon, London) all contributed 2 shots against the Holy Family Tigers with 1 shot on goal each. Ferreira would tag the Warriors lone goal of the game off of an assist by senior Maximillian Schmitt (Wentdorf, Germany). Freshman Wiktor Lasota (Lodz/Warsaw, Poland) recorded 7 saves for the Warrior defense, including one penalty kick, keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard until the second half.
Holy Family exploded into the first half looking to establish themselves as an offensive threat keeping control of the ball for the first 10 minutes of the match. Control was handed over in the 12th minute when Mutschler was given a corner kick, leading to twenty minutes of play where Nyack had 7 more corner kicks and 5 shots narrowly missing the net. In the 28th minute Ferreira entered the match ready to contribute to the Warriors heavy offense. Wasting no time at all, Ferreira scored in the 30th minute off of an assist from Schmitt putting Nyack on the scoreboard. The period would see shots on both goals in the last fifteen minutes of play, but the clock would expire with a score of Nyack 1, Holy Family 0.
The second half began with Holy Family intent on tying the game. In the 57th minute, the Tigers were granted a corner kick which would lead to a goal off of a header tying the game. The Warriors continued their aggressive approach taking 9 shots in the second half, but were unable to break the tie mandating sudden death overtime.
The first 10 minutes of overtime was riddled with opportunity for Holy Family to score with 1 shot on goal and 2 corner kicks. Mutschler would take Nyack's sole shot of overtime barely missing the net high. Tensions ran high and 3 fouls were called between the two teams. The clock for the first round of overtime would run out with the score remaining a 1-1 tie. The second round of overtime had hardly begun before the game was over. In the 100th minute, just 30 seconds into play, Holy Family scored bringing the match to a concluding score of Nyack 1, Holy Family 2.
Men's Soccer returns to the field Wednesday, September 30th, for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference competition against Felician College. The game will take place in Rutherford, New Jersey and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm.
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