Men’s Soccer at Stonehill

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Men’s Soccer at Stonehill

Courtesy of Charger Athletics

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Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

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University of New Haven came to a Saturday men’s soccer match against the Stonehill College Skyhawks looking to pick up their first conference win, but despite two overtimes, they weren’t able to do so.

Things got off to a rocky start at 11 minutes into the game when Stonehill scored to take the 1-0 lead. This was the only goal that senior goalie Stefano Lorusso let in on the day. New Haven was not able to score in the first half, despite three shots on goal.

In the second half, New Haven was able to strike back in the 49th minute. Sophomore JP Viruet assisted freshman David Peteri for his second career goal. With a tied score of 1-1, the New Haven offense kept up the attack and put another three shots on goal, but none were able to find the back of the net. With neither team able to score, the game headed into overtime.

Both teams continued to switch possessions but neither team attempted a shot on goal in the overtime. At the end of the first overtime, neither team had scored and the score remained 1-1, which forced a second overtime. 

The second overtime was similar to the first until in the 107th minute. Freshman Jon Calvo nearly scored but a Skyhawk defender was able to deflect the shot. A battle of the defenses left the game at a 1-1 draw.

Lorusso recorded two saves on the day, both in the second half. The offense compiled 19 shots, eight of which were on goal. Calvo totaled five shots, three of them on goal.

The Chargers move to 2-5-1 overall, 0-4-1 in conference. Their next game will be against Southern Connecticut State University at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kathy Zolad Stadium.