Men's Soccer Battles To 1-1 Tie At Conn.

October 25, 2008

Middlebury and Connecticut College battled to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes, as the Panthers played their second double overtime game of the week (2-1 win over Norwich on Wednesday). With the tie, the Panthers have locked up a NESCAC first-round home game and will host a contest on Sunday, November 2nd at 12:00. If victorious, Middlebury would be the tournament's top seed and host the NESCAC semifinals and championship on November 8th and 9th.

Connecticut College took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute of the game on a goal from Oscar Brown. Trevor Phophet beat his defender and played a nice cross to Brown, as he scored with a header.

Tyler Macnee scored his 11th goal of the season with just 1:02 left to force the game into overtime. Carson Cornbrooks saw his shot saved, before Baer Fisher quickly found Macnee on the rebound as he finished to force the game into extra time.

The Panthers had a great chance in OT, but Camel keeper Ted Lane stopped Macnee from 12 yards out on a one-on-one breakaway. The Camels had an opportunity of their own in the second OT, but Justin Marques' shot was stopped by Middlebury defender Jake Edwards.

Despite these chances, neither team was able to find the back of the net through 20 minutes of overtime, as the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Brian Bush made five saves in goal for the Panthers, while Ted Lane made five stops for the Camels.