Spring’s Two Goals Lead New Paltz Men’s Soccer to 2-1 Win at Union
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Senior midfielder Sam Spring (Long Island City, NY/NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies) netted two goals – including the game-winner in double overtime – to lift the men's soccer team at the State University of New York at New Paltz past host Union 2-1 in non-conference action on Wednesday night at College Park.
Spring scored in the 11th minute to hand New Paltz (5-1-4) the early lead thanks to an assist from freshman forward Luke Dole (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem), which the Hawks enjoyed until the 74th minute when Union (7-2-0) scored the equalizer.
Neither team scored in the first overtime segment to send the match into additional time. In the 106th minute, Spring found the back of the net, again assisted by Dole, to hand New Paltz the key road non-conference victory, which snapped a five-game losing streak to the Dutchmen.
New Paltz outshot the Dutchmen 16-12 on the night, with six shots on target. Spring led all players with six shots while senior midfielder Charlie Versen (Dobbs Ferry, NY/The Masters School) tacked on three shots. FreshmanThomas Preece (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Spa) and senior Tucker Stern (New Paltz, NY/New Paltz) both fired off two shots apiece for the New Paltz attack.
Junior keeper John Guzzo (Carle Place, NY/Carle Place) made two saves for the Hawks.
The Hawks hit the road this weekend for SUNYAC play, heading to Brockport and Geneseo on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. New Paltz is looking to snap an eight-game losing skid to the Golden Eagles on Friday afternoon.