Men's soccer plays No. 3 Amherst to 1-1 tie
Hamilton College's Fred Porges ’14 made a career-high 11 saves and the Continentals fought the nationally ranked No. 3 Amherst College Lord Jeffs to a 1-1 tie in NESCAC action at Hamilton’s Love Field on Oct. 5.
Porges made three saves in the final five minutes of the second overtime and the Continentals remained unbeaten at home (2-0-2). Amherst enjoyed a 23-10 shot advantage, and took 10 corner kicks to Hamilton's six.
Dan Kraynak ’15 scored Hamilton’s goal just 72 seconds into the second half when he blasted a short shot past goalkeeper Thomas Bull ’16 (four saves) after Kraynak took a pass from Griffin Abbott ‘15. The goal was Kraynak’s second this season. Abbott leads the team with three assists.
Amherst (7-0-2 overall, 5-0-2 NESCAC) tied the score with 14:53 left in regulation. A long throw-in by Christopher Martin ’17 was headed into the net by a diving Nico Pascual-Leone ’16 for his third goal this year.
The Lord Jeffs’ best overtime chance at the game-winner came on a header by Julien Aoyama ’14 that Porges tipped over the cross bar. Porges made another save on a shot by Andrew Orozco ’17 on the ensuing corner kick. Amherst held a 6-0 shot advantage in the second OT.
The Continentals (2-2-3, 1-1-3) play a non-conference game at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Oct. 8.