Courtesy of SJFC.edu
THROGG’S NECK, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College men’s soccer team drew a 2-2 tie against the undefeated SUNY Maritime Privateers. The tie brings the Cardinals to 2-0-3, while the Privateers move to 4-0-1.
Maritime struck first in the first 45 minutes of play just shy of the 16th minute, when the Privateers headed in a free kick that was sent sailing toward the far post.
Fisher’s Bryan Rollins took matters into his own hands in the 22nd minute to knot the game up at one. Rollins gathered a ball up on a giveaway from the Maritime defense and chipped it up and over the goalkeeper’s head for the score.
The Cardinals had another scoring opportunity with three minutes left in the half when a free kick was fired from about 60 yards out however, the Privateer’s keeper was able to make the leaping save to keep the game tied at one going into the half.
Fisher’s solid defensive play helped the team to outshoot Maritime 6-5 in the first half of play.
The Cardinals wasted no time putting away a second goal in the second half play. Just over 2 and a half minutes into the period, Glenn Roschetzky sent a corner kick sailing into the 6 yard box where Rollins was waiting to eventually head the ball into the far post corner of the net for his second goal of the game.
The next 20 minutes was full of back and forth soccer, with solid play from both sides. However, Maritime struck back in the 66th minute when a free kick was lofted in from 70 yards out, played off a defender and eventually headed in past Joe Catalfamo.
At the end of regulation Fisher had the edge on Maritime, outshooting them 11-10.
The Fisher defense stayed strong, not allowing the Privateers to register a single shot in both overtime periods. The Cardinals on the other hand, tallied two shots in the first overtime and three shots in the second. Rollins recorded two of the five shots.
However, Fisher ran out of time notching the 2-2 draw at the finish. Rollins had a big day, tallying two goals over five shots. Zachary Munski and Matthew Kaiser also fired two shots for the Cardinals.
Catalfamo recorded four saves in all 110 minutes of game play on the day.
The Cardinals play at Growney Stadium for the first time this season at 7 p.m. on Wednesday against the College at Brockport Golden Eagles.