Men’s soccer falls to Farmingdale in double overtimePosted on September 29, 2013 | by Kevin Dang
In their second straight overtime effort, the NYU men’s soccer team lost 1-0 on Saturday afternoon against Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Although the Violets played well in the first half and maintained more possession throughout the game than Farmingdale Rams, they ultimately fell in the second overtime period to a late, 102nd minute goal from sophomore midfielder Alexis Escobar.
“I think that FSC came out strong and we struggled to find our rhythm,” junior goalkeeper Forrest Sexton said. “The game was pretty evenly matched.”
Escobar capitalized on a hole in the Violets’ defence. He was able to get away from the defensive line, face off with Sexton and beat him with a low shot.
Having taken 11 shots compared to the Rams’ six shots, the Violets expected a better turnout when the final whistle sounded. Unfortunately for the Violets, Farmingdale junior goalie Angelo Viteritti had a solid performance, making a total of four saves.
Senior midfielder Ian Cassell led the way for the Violets with three shots on goal. Junior midfielder Tim Goldman, freshman forward Reece Barton and senior midfielder Colm Dillane all had two shots apiece. Each team was issued one yellow card throughout the match.
In addition to Viteritti’s four saves, he also managed to provide the decisive assist to the Rams goal-scorer.
“I think the team took this as a wake up call and we have every intention of beating Rochester this weekend,” Sexton said.
Despite this loss, the Violets will regroup and be back in action on Oct. 5 when they travel to Rochester, N.Y. to face the University of Rochester for the first UAA game of the season.
A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 30 print edition. Kevin Dang is a contributing writer. Email him at email@example.com.