Connecticut College 1, Babson 1 2OT Tie
Christensen Scores in 90th Minute-Camels Extend Unbeaten Streak to Five Games
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Graham Christensen (Darien, Conn.) put in the equalizer with 32 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Connecticut College men´s soccer team (5-1-1) to a point in a 1-1 tie against Babson College (7-4-1) in a closely contested battle between regionally ranked teams Wednesday.
The Camels, who have raced out of the gate to their fastest start in 16 years, extended their unbeaten streak to five games with the draw. After dropping two of their first three games this season, the visiting Beavers are now 6-2-1 in their last nine outings.
Babson opened the scoring in the 51st minute of play. Salomon Guindi (Mexico City, Mexico) was able to lead Eric Anderson (Scituate, Mass.) into the scoring box for a one-on-one situation. Anderson chipped in a high shot that nestled into the nylon just under the crossbar.
In the 90th minute of action, the Camels evened the game at one. Oscar Brown (Ridgefield, Conn.) delivered a pass from his right across the box near the far post on the left side. Christensen was able to control the ball and find some open real estate with a low shot for his third goal of the season.
The Camels had chances to win the contest in both overtime periods. With 32 seconds left in the second session, Nicholas Signoriello (Trumbull, Conn.) made a nifty move on his defender and served a cross out in front of the goal. Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.) was able to get a head on it but the shot was saved and the game ended in a draw.
Both goalies had to negotiate the high winds to avoid getting trapped on the outside shots. Peter Crowley (Lexington, Mass.) finished with seven saves for the visitors. Alex Martland (Marblehead, Mass.) made six stops for the Camels.
The Camels held an 18-to-14 advantage in shots and an 8-to-4 edge in corner kicks.
October 7, 2009