Men's Soccer Falls In OT At Keene
October 27, 2004
10/27/04 - John Hake scored the winning goal at the 6:10 mark of the first overtime to lift the Keene State College men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College.
The game featured a battle of two nationally ranked teams. Keene State (13-3-1) is ranked 21st nationally and third in New England while Middlebury (9-2-2) is ranked 16th in the country and second in the New England poll. In addition to Middlebury, KSC has knocked off nationally ranked teams Wheaton and Williams this season.
Heading toward the net, Harke took a perfect touch pass from Jason Lombardo and fired the ball into the net for the deciding goal.
Middlebury had the best scoring opportunities in a scoreless first half. Gabe Wood's (Tacoma, WA) blast from 25-yards out just sailed over the cross bar. Later, KSC's Jimmy Hogan (Holderness, N.H.), who was lying on the ground, knocked away a loose ball to keep the Panthers off the board.
Beck finished with five saves to notch his third shutout of the season. Both Zach Toth (Carlisle, Mass.) and Craig Hirsh (Verona, N.J.) saw action in goal for the Panthers and did not have a save. It was Keene State's first win over Middlebury in three meetings.
-From Keene St. SID-