Men's Soccer Settles For Tie With Wesleyan

September 20, 2008

Despite holding a 19-8 advantage in shots, Middlebury was unable to pick up the win as they settled for a 1-1 tie with Wesleyan in a NESCAC home game on campus. The Panthers will enjoy a week off before traveling to Colby next Saturday.

Middlebury had a great chance in the 8th minute, but Stephen Hart's chip shot sailed just over the bar from 15 feet away. Wesleyan broke through at 12:47 as Nick Whipple's free kick from 40 yards out was headed into the goal off the crossbar by Matt Nevin.

Middlebury answered at 28:30 as Tyler Macnee finished after a shot from Harrison Watkins was saved by Wesleyan's Nigel Stacey. Brian Bush kept it a 1-1 game for Middlebury in the 79th minute as he made a punch save as Max Sander was attempting a quick one-time shot. Stacey did the same for Wesleyan in overtime, denying Macnee on a rebound.

Bush ended the game with fives saves, while Stacey made seven for the Cardinals.

Wesleyan (2-1-1) vs. Middlebury (3-0-1)
Date: Sep 20, 2008 Attendance: 225
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Wesleyan............ 1 0 0 0 - 1
Middlebury.......... 1 0 0 0 - 1

1. 12:47 WESM08 Matt Nevin (Nick Whipple)
2. 28:30 MIDMS Tyler Macnee (Harrison Watkins)

Shots: Wesleyan 8, Middlebury 19
Saves: Wesleyan 7 (Nigel Stacey 7), Middlebury 5 (Brian Bush 5)