New Paltz Men’s Soccer Plays Potsdam to 2-2 Draw
POTSDAM, N.Y. – Enjoying a 2-0 lead late into the second half, the men's soccer team at the State University of New York at New Paltz surrendered a pair of goals to SUNY Potsdam as both teams battled to a 2-2 draw in SUNYAC action on Friday evening at Maxcy Turf.
The match was scoreless until freshman Coltan Goodwine (Webster, NY/Webster Thomas) netted a goal in the 62nd minute thanks to a through ball from senior Sam Spring (Long Island City, NY/NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies) to give New Paltz a 1-0 lead.
Senior forward Tucker Stern (New Paltz, NY/New Paltz) followed with a goal in the 72nd minute, blasting home a cross from junior Aleco Podias (Merrick, NY/Sanford H. Calhoun), to hand the Hawks (5-3-5, 1-3-1 SUNYAC) a 2-0 advantage.
The Bears (6-3-2, 1-2-1 SUNYAC) would not go away quietly and got within one after scoring in the 81st minute.
In the waning seconds of regulation, Potsdam somehow gained possession of a scramble in front of the cage and scored the equalizer with one second on the game clock to force extra time.
In the first overtime session, senior Charlie Versen (Dobbs Ferry, NY/The Masters School) fired off two shots while in the second session, freshman Luke Dole (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) tallied two shots and Podias recorded one but neither player could find the back of the net as both teams settled for one point in the league standings.
Overall, the Hawks outshot the Bears 14-10, including a 6-5 shots on goal margin. Dole led the team with four shots while Versen provided three off the bench. New Paltz also held the edge in corner attempts, 5-4.
Junior keeper John Guzzo (Carle Place, NY/Carle Place) made three saves for New Paltz, including one stop in the second overtime.
New Paltz will look for more SUNYAC points tomorrow at SUNY Plattsburgh at 1 p.m. The Cardinals fell to No. 22 SUNY Oneonta 3-0 on Friday afternoon.