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Men's Soccer Finishes in a Scoreless Draw

Sept. 13, 2013

Box Score

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  1 2 F
 Lafayette 0 0 0
 Dartmouth 0 0 0
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 Player Mins GA S
 LC - McDonald 110:00 0 3
 DC - Cleveland 110:00 0 6

Hanover, N.H. - The men’s soccer team played to a goalless draw on the road against Dartmouth on Friday night. The Leopards moved to 1-0-4 on the season, while the Big Green went to 1-0-2. Senior goalkeeper Nathan McDonald made three saves for his second shutout of the season and the 13th of his career.

Lafayette had the best chance of the first half in the 39th when sophomore defender Nate Arronson rang a shot off the post. Arronson worked into space and received a cross that beat the Dartmouth keeper, but bounced off the post. The Leopards continued to pressure the Big Green defense with a pair of corner in the final two minutes of the half, but Julian Plummer’s shot was blocked and the half ended, 0-0.

Early in the second half the Leopards continued to pressure Dartmouth, but could not find a way through the Big Green back line. In the 72nd minute, Dartmouth found the best chance of the night, with Gabe Stauber was staring at an open net, Brandon Turner came from out of nowhere to clear the ball off the line and preserve the clean sheet.

The next 18 minutes saw the Leopards fire three shots on frame, but each was stopped by Dartmouth goalkeeper, Stefan Cleveland. With the game still goalless, the two squads looked to settle the score in overtime.

In the first overtime, a foul on the Leopards negated what would have been the game-winning goal, as Cleveland was fouled with the ball in his hands. During the second overtime, the Leopards were able to get off three shots on goal, but Cleveland stood his ground and held the Maroon and White scoreless. A last ditch effort from Dartmouth was stopped by McDonald and the game finish, 0-0.

The Leopards held an 18-6 advantage in shots, including a 6-4 edge in shots on goal. Lafayette also took seven corners to Dartmouth’s three.

Lafayette stays on the road this Sunday when the Leopards visit Harvard for a 3 p.m. kickoff. The Maroon and White return home Sept. 21 against Binghamton at 2 p.m.

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