MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Steve Parisi scored with 4:57 remaining in the second overtime to lift the Wesleyan University men´s soccer team to a 3-2 victory against Connecticut College Friday.
The Cardinals improve to 7-7 with the win and are 3-6 in the NESCAC. The Camels close out their regular with a mark of 5-7-1 and a 2-6-1 record in conference action.
Senior Trevor Prophet and freshman Billy Hawkey scored goals for the visitors, who finish in an eighth place tie with Bates but were eliminated in the tie-breaking process.
Wesleyan got on the board in the 12th minute of action when Eric Mandell scored for the hosts. But with 17:20 remaining in the half, Prophet rifled home a penalty kick for the 28th goal of his career and 10th of the season.
Wesleyan regained its one goal advantage with 15:03 remaining in regulation. Walter Rodriguez chipped in a shot from the right side to put the Cardinals back on top.
In need of a score, Connecticut College head coach Kenny Murphy changed his alignment up top. With 5:18 remaining, the tactic paid off as freshmen Randy Pearce assisted Hawkey for a goal to tie the game at two.
In the first overtime, Wesleyan out-shot the Camels 3-to-0 but a strong save by Casey Marini allowed play to continue.
Parisi scored the game-winner in the second session with a rising 30 yard blast for the Cardinals.
Marini finished with seven saves for the Camels. Adam Purdy stopped seven shots for Wesleyan.
October 29, 2010