The College of West Virginia males’s soccer staff performed a 0-0 draw at Bowling Inexperienced in 110 minutes of motion at Cochrane Soccer Stadium in Bowling Inexperienced, Ohio on Wednesday.
The Mountaineers (6-3-1, 4-3-1 MAC) collected 16 pictures on the peak of the season within the double additional time battle with the Falcons (6-4-1, 4-2-1 MAC), however they could not discover the again of the web, regardless of having positioned seven of these pictures on aim. Junior ahead Tony Pineda led the way in which with 4 pictures that day, whereas junior midfielder Ike Swiger and second-year midfielder Luke McCormick every threw a trio of pictures. In complete, eight completely different climbers recorded a shot on Wednesday.
Senior goaltender Steven Tekesky made 4 saves within the draw to earn his sixth shutout of the season. Tekesky’s twentieth profession clear sheet hasn’t been straightforward, as he and WVU’s backline have been examined by the BGSU assault all through the 110 minutes of play.
“It was a improbable effort from the blokes right this moment,” stated first yr coach Dan Stratford. “It is a powerful place to come back and play, and it was one more sport the place we felt like we have been the strongest staff. If there was a winner, we felt prefer it was going to come back from us. Possibly the lacking piece was just a bit cool initially of the sport. I believed we had a very good probability within the first half, and we most likely ought to have capitalized there to take the lead.
Within the first quarter-hour of the competition, neither staff managed to land a shot, because the defensive models fought off opposing assaults. The primary shot got here from a Falcon’s boot, which despatched a strong shot into the aim, however Tekesky corralled it to avoid wasting his first save of the sport. Shortly after, senior defenseman Kevin Morris despatched a shot on aim for WVU, however he was saved by the Falcon keeper. Regardless of a scoreless first half, Mountaineer’s assault hit all cylinders, scoring 4 pictures on aim, whereas Tekesky made two massive saves.
Outdoors of the half, West Virginia acquired an early nook kick and managed to ship a trio of pictures on aim, however nonetheless could not discover the again of the web. Except for a Sixtieth-minute shot on aim down Swiger’s decrease left, there was numerous back-and-forth between the 2 groups for a lot of the second half. WVU and BGSU every recorded one remaining shot on aim with lower than 5 minutes left in rule, however neither may depend, and the sport headed into additional time.
A yellow card was drawn on the Falcons halfway by the primary additional time interval, giving the Mountaineers a free kick properly positioned above the penalty space, however the second-year defenseman’s subsequent shot try in purple shirt Dyon Dromers was vast. . Senior midfielder Pau Jimenez Albelda additionally shot a 99:10 mark, however he could not hit the goal, and the groups headed for one more additional time interval. In second additional time, Swiger introduced the Mountaineers’ finest probability with a 107th shot on aim, however the sport finally resulted in a 0-0 draw.
“Our defensive unit was as soon as once more improbable,” added Stratford. “It was a troublesome sport. Bowling Inexperienced could be very massive and superb on set items. To ensure that us to be as resilient as we’re and to maintain a clear sheet, when, fairly frankly, if in case you have a day like this the place you’ll be able to’t discover the again of the web and might’t win the sport, it is necessary that you simply you do not lose it. I thank everybody right this moment for guaranteeing that we hold this clean sheet. If we could not win the sport we positive weren’t going to lose it so I am happy with the blokes for that.
WVU beat Bowling Inexperienced, 16-12, on Wednesday, whereas the Mountaineers additionally had a 7-4 benefit in penalties and a 6-4 lead in nook kicks. Tekesky recorded 4 saves within the sport, whereas BGSU’s Logan Kowalczyk saved six pictures.
With the toss, the Falcons proceed to carry an all-time streak benefit between the 2 groups because it now strikes as much as 8-5-3. BGSU additionally holds a 1-0-1 lead within the season collection, having collected a 1-0 over WVU on March 17 in Morgantown. Wednesday’s sport at Bowling Inexperienced marked the Mountaineers’ first draw and simply the second additional time sport of the 2021 spring season.
The mountaineers return house for his or her remaining sport of the common season on Sunday, April 18, welcoming SIU Edwardsville on senior day. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown kicks off at midday ET.