Men's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Tie
Hamilton Second in League Standings
By James Taylor
Contact: James Taylor
October 23, 2004
Hamilton College and Clarkson University combined to take 36 shots, but none of them found the back of the net as the teams played to a 0-0 tie in two overtimes at Love Field on Oct. 23.
The scoreless tie was the first for Hamilton since the first game of the 2000 season against Middlebury College. The Continentals (9-3-1 overall) finished their Liberty League schedule with a 4-2-1 record. Clarkson is now 2-4-1 in the league and 5-10-1 overall.
Hamilton is in second place in the league standings, but could slip below Union College to third place when Union plays Skidmore College next week. Either way, the Continentals will play the Dutchmen in one league semifinal at St. Lawrence University on Nov. 5. Hamilton defeated Union 1-0 in overtime at Love Field on Sept. 25.
Both teams missed several great opportunities to score a goal. Each team called on its defenders to make two saves during the second half and overtimes. Golden Knights' goalkeeper David Hennessey '07 dove to his left to deny a penalty kick by Greg Rogan '07 a little more than 20 minutes into the game.
The goalkeepers were the story. Hennessey made seven saves, including one on the penalty kick, and Anthony Tripicchio '06 stopped nine shots to record his sixth shutout for the Continentals. Hamilton held a 20-16 advantage in shots, including 3-0 in overtime.
The Continentals conclude their regular season by hosting SUNY Geneseo for a non-league game on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.