Shoremen go to double overtime with Bears

MensSoccer_BrookYimerBy Louis Galdos 

Elm Staff Writer

The Shoremen only had one game this weekend, away at Ursinus College. On Saturday, Sept. 28, they travelled up to Collegeville, Pennsylvania to take on the Bears. This was one of their first Centennial Conference matchups and it was filled with excitement until the final whistle. From an offensive standpoint, the Shoremen outshot the Bears 17 to 11.

Junior forward Remy Kriz shared his take for preparing against Ursinus.

“Personally, and as a team, we need to get in a competitive mindset and have a good week of practice to be able to bounce back from a tough loss last weekend,” said Kriz.

Scoring began when the Shoremen drew first blood — scoring just eight minutes into the game. Then, roughly 13 minutes later, the Shoremen scored their second and final goal of the match.

Just before the end of the first half, the Bears responded with their first goal of the game.

“We will have to defend with great intensity and organization and rely on our senior captains for leadership.” said Coach Roy Dunshee. “Then we will need our creative players to do something special to break down their defense which has been very stingy lately. We have several players who can score goals this year so I think we will give them a good match.”

Senior midfielder Kyle Gaeffke shared his approach to the game versus Ursinus, and about Centennial Conference opponents in general.

“My personal approach for this game is to make sure that we all go in with confidence and try to bounce back from last week. Coming off of our loss against Gettysburg, I think the team has learned some tough lessons from that game. Ursinus is a huge game for us and everyone knows the importance of each Centennial Conference game,” Gaeffke said.

Going into the second half, the score was two to one, leaving all the fans in attendance on their feet, as this was a nail biter. The Bears were able to tie up the game two to two just five minutes into the second half.

Just five minutes into the second half, which would extend into a stressful double-overtime.

The game was scoreless through the double sets of overtime, resulting in a final score of two to two. The Shoremen continue with Centennial Conference play on Wed. Oct. 2, on #9 Johns Hopkins at Roy Kirby Jr. stadium.

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