Men's soccer plays to scoreless tie with Bates

Fred Porges '14
Fred Porges '14

The Hamilton College Continentals and the Bates College Bobcats played to a scoreless tie in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Love Field on Sept. 14.

Fred Porges ’14 needed to stop just two shots en route to his first career shutout for the Continentals (1-1-1 overall, 0-1-1 NESCAC). Hamilton's last scoreless tie came on Oct. 15, 2011, at Bowdoin College.

Zach Shabman ’16 recorded nine saves, including two in overtime, to preserve the shutout for the Bobcats (1-1-1, 0-1-1). The Continentals enjoyed a 24-5 shot advantage, and took nine corner kicks to Bates' three.

Hamilton’s two best chances at an overtime game-winner came in the first 10-minute session. Just over a minute in, Griffin Abbott ’15 settled a long pass from Chris Holm ’15 in front of the box. With Shabman at the far post, Abbott’s quick shot went wide of the near post. Five minutes later, Shabman came out of the box to stuff a John McGuinnis '16 breakaway chance.

The Continentals return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a non-conference game at SUNY Institute of Technology.

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