HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie against Stony Brook Wednesday afternoon at Quinnipiac Soccer Field. Junior forward Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) scored the Bobcats' lone goal in the 20th minute as the team played to its second consecutive tie. Quinnipiac remains undefeated with a 2-0-4 record this season, while the tie improves the Seawolves' mark to 1-6-2.
Mars opened the scoring on a header into the top of the net. Freshman Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) beat three Stony Brook defenders down the right side of the field. Taking the ball nearly to the goal line, Suprise made a centering pass into the six-yard box finding a streaking Mars. The junior forward jumped above another defender and headed the ball into the upper portion of the middle of the goal for his second tally of the season.
The Bobcats were 1:09 away from taking the 1-0 lead into halftime, but Stony Brook's Kyle Schlesinger evened the score with a high shot into top left corner. Schlesinger moved across the top of the 18-yard box before putting the shot into the back of the net for his first of the season.
The Seawolves' Antonio Crespi nearly gave Stony Brook the lead in the opening minutes of the second half. The ball rolled across the box to a waiting Crespi for the shot turned aside by a sprawling Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) in goal for Quinnipiac.
Stony Brook's James Palumbo tested Hall again just five minutes later on another high shot. The Bobcats' senior goalkeeper had to make a second diving save to his right to deflect the ball over the goal.
Crespi had another chance in the 68th minute, but hit the crossbar with an open net. Hall went to break up a crossing pass, but had the ball slip through his hands, landing on the right foot of Crespi in the box. Crespi's shot sailed high and hit the crossbar, bouncing harmlessly back to midfield.
Neither team was able to score the rest of regulation, sending the game to overtime for the fourth time this season for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac had one scoring opportunity in the second overtime, but Stony Brook's goalkeeper Anthony Rogic turned the shot aside.
For the game, Hall recorded a season-high 11 saves in earning his fourth tie of the year. Rogic finished the game with four saves
The Bobcats return to action on Saturday, Sept. 26 as they continue their homestand against Vermont. The teams are scheduled to kickoff at 1 p.m.