Men's Soccer Ties Robert Morris, 0-0, In NEC Opener
HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) stopped all six shots he faced as the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Robert Morris. The game was the Northeast Conference opener for both teams as the Bobcats' record is now 3-0-5 with the tie, while the Colonials are 0-9-1 overall.
"When you don't finish your chances this is the result that you see today," said head coach Eric Da Costa. "We're still undefeated and we have a point in conference play, and that's a positive. We will take the point, but we want to start getting wins and we are going to look to get those three points on Sunday."
Robert Morris controlled much of the tempo in the first half, but was not able to generate many scoring opportunities. The Colonials' best chance came in the final minutes of the first after a Quinnipiac giveaway led to an open look for David Torrance. Hall was able to sprint back into position and make a save with his foot on the goal line to keep the game scoreless.
Junior Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) had an opportunity to give the Bobcats the lead with 12 minutes remaining, but put the ball into the side of the net. Just over four minutes later Dominic Adams (John Dial, Trinidad and Tobago) found a streaking Nick Pelicaen (Schoten, Belgium) outside the 18-yard box. Pelicaen made a move around a Colonial defender, but shot the ball just wide of the goal.
Neither team was able to sustain any offensive pressure in either overtime period as the game ended in the 0-0 tie. Hall's six saves earned the keeper his fourth shutout of the season, while Robert Morris' Toba Bolaji also turned aside six shots in the contest.
The Bobcats return to action on Sunday, Oct. 4 as they continue their homestand, taking on Saint Francis (Pa.). The teams are scheduled to kickoff at noon.