Chris Chiodo '11 scored 1 minute, 24 seconds into the first sudden-victory overtime period to lift Union College to a wild 4-3 win against Hamilton College in a Liberty League men's soccer game at Hamilton's Love Field on Sept. 24.
Union (5-1-1 overall, 1-0 Liberty) survived the loss of leading scorer Sebastiaan Jansen '13, who was serving a one-game suspension due to a red card he received in a loss to SUNY Geneseo on Sept. 18. The Continentals (3-1-2) suffered their first setback this year. Hamilton had allowed just two goals in its previous five games.
The Continentals tied the score with 1:10 left in the second half when Anthony Balbo '13 scored his second goal of the afternoon and fourth this year on an assist from Hennie Bosman '13. Balbo gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute with a goal that was assisted by Leo Nizzi '14. Nizzi leads the team with three helpers. The Continentals kept the 1-0 lead into the break.
The Dutchmen tied the score in the 54th minute on a goal by Jamie MacDonald '11 that came off a direct kick. John Manna '11 put Union in front as he buried a penalty kick in the 60th minute. Frank Campagnano '12 brought Hamilton even in the 68th minute with his fourth goal this year. The Dutchmen were awarded their second penalty kick of the afternoon in the 73rd minute, and Craig Santangelo '12 converted it for a 3-2 advantage.
Adam Margulies '12 made five saves for the winners. Eric Boole '13 stopped four shots for the Continentals. Ten cards were handed out, including a red card to Union's Dan Dubrow '11. The Dutchmen played a man down for the final 21:36. Hamilton still leads the all-time series, 29-28-8.
The Continentals host Skidmore College for another league game on Saturday. Union travels to nationally ranked Hobart College on Saturday as well.