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Men's soccer drops shootout at Vassar

Hamilton rallies from three goals down only to lose by one

By James Taylor  |  Contact James Taylor
Posted October 26, 2008
Tags Men's Soccer

Vassar College lost a three-goal lead in the second half, but the Brewers recovered for a 4-3 Liberty League win against visiting Hamilton College at Gordon Field on Oct. 25.

Michael Hannan '09, Jesse Arroyave '11 and Frank Campagnano '12 scored the goals for Hamilton (7-5 overall, 2-4 Liberty). Paul Moakler '10 was credited with two assists. Anthony Carello '09 made four saves as the Continentals held a commanding 32-9 advantage in shots.

Hamilton can still sneak into the Liberty League postseason tournament as the fourth and final seed with a win at Rensselaer on Sunday, Oct. 26, and some help. Skidmore College and Union College would have to lose, and Vassar would have to lose or tie on Sunday as well.

The Brewers (7-6, 2-4) led 2-0 at the half and went up 3-0 in the 60th minute. The Continentals roared back with three goals in the next 14 minutes, 45 seconds, as field conditions deteriorated in a steady rain.

Hannan notched his second this year with 25:01 left in regulation. Max Akuamoah-Boatang '09 laid the ball off to Moakler, who redirected it to Hannan, and he sent a sliding shot into the back of the net.

Arroyave, who has scored a goal in four straight games, followed just 59 seconds later with his eighth tally on a header off a Moakler corner kick. Arroyave leads the team with those eight goals and 17 points.

Campagnano completed the improbable comeback with his fourth goal this year with 15:55 remaining. Vassar was whistled for a hand ball, which gave Hamilton a direct kick just outside the box. Campagnano fired a shot just under the crossbar to even the score at 3-3.

However, Vassar recorded the game-winner with 12:31 left to cap an exciting five-goal second half. The Continentals fired seven shots, including four on goal, in the final nine minutes of regulation, but didn't find the back of the net again.

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