Men's Soccer Battles LIU to 1-1 Tie
|Sacred Heart (5-4-1, 1-1-1 NEC)||0||1||0||0||1|
|LIU Brooklyn (3-5-3, 1-1-1 NEC)||1||0||0||0||1|
|1st - 7:40||FORDE, Rommel (LIU Brooklyn)|
|2nd - 67:48||CASTRO, Marcello (Sacred Heart)|
|Sacred Heart||LIU Brooklyn|
Marcello Castro - 1
Sh: Marcello Castro - 4
Sv: Alex Fait - 5
FORDE, Rommel - 1
A: 2 Players (#5, #10 - 1)
Sh: 2 Players (#5, #11 - 4)
Sv: JANSSEN, Adam - 4
|TEAM STATISTICS||Sacred Heart||LIU Brooklyn|
|Shots (on goal)||9 (5)||13 (6)|
(Brooklyn, NY ) – Marcello Castro (Parana, Brazil) scored in the 67th minute on a penalty kick, forcing a 1-1 tie for the Sacred Heart Pioneers against the Long Island Blackbirds Friday afternoon.
Castro made good on an opportunity after being fouled in front of the net, scoring his team-leading third goal of the year. It put the Pioneers in position to come out with a win, as LIU played a man down for the final 13 minutes of regulation and both overtimes after Dan Sauerhoff received a second yellow card.
However, it was the Blackbirds who generated the best chance to win the game late. Alex Fait (Ottawa, ON) made a dead-on save on a drive by Steve Jakubowski in the final minute of regulation to preserve the tie.
LIU scored its lone goal early, when Rommel Forde drove a shot past Fait after receiving a pass from Josh Maley on the right just outside the box.
The Pioneers' record moves to 5-4-1 overall and 1-1-1 in NEC play. SHU hosts Fairleigh Dickenson Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m.