Men's Soccer Earns Tie At Trinity

September 19, 2009

Middlebury held a 2-0 lead but could not make it stand up, as the visiting Panthers surrendered a pair of goals to come away with a 2-2 tie at Trinity. Trinity, ranked No. 5 in New England, is now 2-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the NESCAC with the tie in its home opener. Middlebury, ranked No. 4 in New England, is 2-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the league. Middlebury extends its unbeaten streak against the Bantams to 12 games (9-0-3 since 1999).

After a scoreless first half, Middlebury's Robbie Redmond opened the scoring in the 52nd minute with a left-footed shot from just outside the box and to the right, after Bantam Chris Doran had deflected Redmond's initial right-footed shot from the same spot. The Panthers went ahead, 2-0, on a hard shot by Carson Cornbrooks with 30:50 left in regular play.

Trinity got on the scoreboard with 17:27 on the clock, when Connor Reilly skied for a pass by Jason Kulik and headed the ball over the outstretched arms of Panther keeper Tim Cahill. Reilly tied the game with a blast from 45 yards away in the middle of the field that sailed into the upper right corner of the net. Trinity nearly took the lead in the 82nd minute when Dan Mayernick headed another pass from Kulik just over the cross bar.

In overtime, Middlebury's Tyler Macnee came close to winning the game when he blasted the ball just over the goal on a one-on-one chance with Trinity keeper Grant Schonberg with 1:19 on the clock. Cahill dove low and to his right to stop a hard shot by Trinity's Adam Lanza in the second extra period. Schonberg finished with 10 saves and Cahill had three.