Jays Battle Hunter to 0-0 Draw
Men's Soccer Improves to 3-1-1
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - For the third time in five games, the NYU-Poly men's soccer team found itself playing overtime. And for the third time, it didn't lose. But unlike the first two times, this time it didn't win either as the Jays played 110 scoreless minutes against Hunter College in the opening game of the Raptors Classic at Bard College Saturday afternoon.
The game was played mainly between the 18's as the two teams combined for just 12 shots on goal and only a handful of quality scoring chances. Both defenses proved tough with the Jays a little tougher as NYU-Poly outshot Hunter 9-3 for the match.
The Jays best chance of the match came late in the second half on a set play from the top of box. Junior Joe Gabor (Warwick, NY) ripped a shot to the lower right corner, but Hunter's keeper made a diving save, redirecting the shot just past the post.
In overtime, NYU-Poly held a significant advantage in possession, but Hunter almost stole the victory when a forward got in behind the defense and had a clear look from about 12 yards out, but freshmen keeper Michael Hall (Los Angeles, CA) made a diving save to his right.
The game went to penalty kicks to determine a winner for tournament standings and again Hall came up big, making a save while another of Hunter's attempts went wide left. Gabor and junior Adam Lakawicz (Butler, NJ), sophomore Allen Rohr (Northridge, CA), and freshmen Marcelo Escudero (Maywood, NJ) all converted their PK's.
NYU-Poly is back in action tomorrow as they play Green Mountain at 1:00pm at the Raptors Classic. NYU-Poly defeated Green Mountain 2-1 in double overtime last week in the Lasell Kickoff Classic.