Men's Soccer Ties Game in Final Minute But Loses in Overtime
Oct. 16, 2002
HAMILTON, NY - The Colgate University men's soccer team broke out of its 200 minute scoreless drought early and used an overtime goal by Justin Seconi (Rochester, NY/Rochester) to defeat Siena 3-2 on Wednesday.
Colgate scored quickly in the torrential downpour, getting a goal at :50 from Andrew Rollins (Cheshire, CT/Cheshire), his first of the season. Marc Hubbard (Durham, NH/Oyster River) assisted on the goal as he sent a cross over the goalie to Rollins who volleyed it in the back of the net.
Colgate increased its lead to 2-0 at 7:32. Zack Stuppy (York, ME/York) was the recipient of two nice passes from Hubbard and Brian McDermott (Willingboro, NJ/Moorestown). McDermott played a free kick to Hubbard who headed the ball to Stuppy who beat the keeper for his fourth goal of the season.
Siena would score at 19:20 when C.J. Melilli scored after Jesse Searby sent a free-kick to his feet. Melilli beat the keeper cutting the Raider lead to 2-1.
The game was played scoreless until 89:10 when Siena scored a late goal on a corner kick. Joe Vitale played the corner in to teammate Tom Santoro who headed the ball in the net tying the score at 2-2.
The two teams headed to overtime, but it would be a short extra period as Seconi took a pass from Travis Rains (Wilmington, NC/J.T. Hoggard), beat a defender and blasted a shot in the back of the net giving Colgate a 3-2 victory. The goal came just thirty seconds into overtime.
Colgate outshot Siena 15-14, but was outcorned 6-4 by the Saints.
Jon Brunell (Holden, MA/St. John's) making his first start in net since the first game of the season due to injury, picked up his first win of the season and made nine saves.
Siena gets back into MAAC action with home matchups against Manhattan Friday and Saint Peter's Sunday.