Delaware Men’s Soccer Claims 1-1 Double-Overtime Tie at James Madison in CAA Road Test
October 14, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware men’s soccer team rallied with a Mark Garrity (at right) second-half goal that produced a 1-1 double-overtime tie with James Madison University in a Colonial Athletic Association match Sunday afternoon at JMU’s University Park.
Delaware improved to 3-8-3 overall and 1-2-2 in the CAA while James Madison (5-5-3, 3-1-2 CAA) was handed their first tie of the season at home.
“I couldn’t be more prouder of the team’s commitment today,” Delaware head coach Ian Hennessy remarked on UD’s 1-1 tie. “JMU have just completed a $43 million dollar soccer complex that can be very intimidating for traveling teams and I can see why they beat the nation’s number one team, UNC, earlier this season.”
The Dukes struck first in the 49th minute of the second half when Tom Fouhy’s header from a corner kick by Christian McLaughlin gave JMU the early 1-0 advantage.
In the 74th minute of the second half, UD’s Garrity knocked the ball inside the right post from a Kyle Nuel crossing pass and knotted the game at 1-1.
Delaware and James Madison battled for 20 additional minutes in a pair of over times as UD made one shot and JMU tallied four, but neither squad could tally a deciding goal and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
UD collected 16 shots on the day, with junior Roberto Gimenez leading the team with three shots on goal. JMU’s McLaughlin led with three shots on goal as the Dukes tallied 17 in the tie.
Delaware sophomore goalkeeper Jay Lupas made six saves while JMU’s goalkeeper, Kyle Morton, made four saves in the tie.
“We had great leadership today and I think they drew on our conference championship from last year, which JMU hosted, to see us home with a vital point in the CAA standings” Hennessy added. “I am thrilled for them that we continue to climb the CAA table and will make the final two weeks interesting as ever.”
The Blue Hens make the 42-mile trip up I-95 to face the Drexel University Dragons for another CAA match on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at DU’s Vidas Field.