Syracuse, NY – Second-year midfielder Kevin Winglosky scored in the second minute of the first extra period to lift the College of Saint Rose over the Le Moyne College men’s soccer team by a score of 2-1 at the Ted Grant Field Wednesday night.
Le Moyne graduate student goalkeeper Josh Mahr (Fayetteville, NY / Fayetteville-Manlius) was called into action early on for the Dolphins, making two saves in the first five minutes of the game.
In the 11th minute of the match Joe falcone (Manlius, NY / Fayetteville-Manlius) absorbed his defender’s contact on the left sideline, rounded a dead end, dribbling to the middle of the third forward and crossing him to Stern at the far post. Stern soared high in the air above his defender and directed him towards the goal, but the shot bounced off the right post.
Redshirt rookie left back Jack goodrich (Kelsall, England / King’s School Chester) had an impressive run down the left sideline in the 17th minute, resisting contact with the defender chasing him from behind and, while in a full sprint, had played a ball directly at the feet of Falcone in the center-left part of the third striker of Le Moyne. Falcone did a few dribbles to his right before sending a curled shot around Saint Rose’s diving goalkeeper into the upper right corner of the net to give the Dolphins a 1-0 lead.
Graduated forward Brett stern (Lockport, NY / Newfane / Duquesne) tried to double Le Moyne’s lead with 23 minutes left in the first half, hitting his defender on the right wing and ripping a shot to the ground through the net that took rolled right next to the left post.
In the 32nd minute of the match, the graduated midfielder Robert Rohrhirsch (Garching bei München, Germany / Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Garching / University of Applied Sciences Munich), dribbling in Le Moyne’s third striker, played a ball between the two Saint Rose center-backs to put Owen Bauer (Baldwinsville, NY / CW Baker / UNC Asheville) on goal, but the junior forward’s right-footed shot went past the right post.
Goodrich and Michael sparkes (Glasgow, Scotland / St. Ninians) both framed Le Moyne in the final 10 minutes of the first half, but both were saved by Tomas Rozman in front of the Golden Knights’ net to keep the score 1-0 in the half-time break.
Just under 10 minutes into the second half, Falcone, chasing his second goal of the night, dribbled from the left sideline to the right side of the pitch before releasing a shot from the right foot on the frame which was saved by Rozman.
After a corner from Le Moyne in the 57th minute, the ball jumped to Bauer about 25 yards from the goal which hit him hard to the ground in Saint Rose’s penalty area. First-year midfielder Ziad Abdul Malak (Manlius, NY / Fayetteville-Manlius), standing at the penalty spot, put one foot on the ball and redirected it towards the goal, but it went over the crossbar for a goal kick .
Abdul-Malak, making his presence on the bench known in Le Moyne’s defensive third, continually disrupting the Golden Knights’ attack, played a crafty ball between two defenders in Sparkes on the left wing in the 65th minute. Sparkes dribbled to midfield and shot the frame with his right foot, but it was picked up by the keeper.
18 minutes from the end of regulation time, central defender Le Moyne Patrick strauss (Lakewood, Ohio / St. Ignatius) withstood a quick dribbling attack from Golden Knights forward Nico Faretta on the left wing, doing well to dispossess the forward into Le Moyne’s penalty area.
In the 76th minute, following a corner from Saint Rose, Kevin Winglosky jumped on a loose ball in Le Moyne’s penalty area and sent a shot behind Mahr to the back of the net to tie the score at 1- 1.
Dolphin Defenders Jonas Schmelcher (Berlin, Germany / Schul-und Leistungssportzentrum Berlin / Bridgeport) and Brent McKeown (Burlington, VT / Rice / Hartwick) both made crucial slide tackles in and around Le Moyne’s penalty area in the final five minutes of regulation, maintaining the scoring tier and sending the game into overtime.
In the 91st minute, Winglosky put Josh Elliot on a breakaway towards Le Moyne’s goal with a ball deep just inside midfield. Elliot placed his shot from the ground between Mahr and the near post and into the back of the net to end the game and give the Golden Knights a 2-1 victory.
Le Moyne College’s men’s soccer team (5-3-0, 2-3-0 NE10) is back in action on Saturday, October 9 as they face Assumption University at Ted Grant Field at 12:00 p.m. ET.