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Men's Soccer Plays American to Scoreless Draw

Oct. 26, 2013

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(4-3-7, 2-3-1)
  1 2 OT F
 Lafayette 0 0 0 0
 American 0 0 0 0
Box Score (PDF) | Box Score

(4-6-5, 2-2-2)
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - McDonald 110:00 0 6
 AU - Knutsen 110:00 0 4

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - In a rematch of last season's Patriot League championship game, Lafayette and American played to a double overtime scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon at Reeves Field.

With the result, Lafayette moves to 4-3-7 overall and 2-3-1 in the Patriot League. The Leopards' seven points place them in a tie for fifth in the Patriot League with Bucknell, which plays Colgate on Saturday at 4 p.m. American now sits at 4-6-5 overall and 2-2-2 in the conference.

Nathan McDonald, the Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player a season ago, once again blanked the Eagles and equaled his season high with six saves in his seventh shutout of the year. It was McDonald's 18th career clean sheet.

On the other end, Eagles' keeper Billy Knutsen totaled four saves. American finished with a 15-11 advantage in shots, while Lafayette held an 8-6 edge in corner kicks. Offensively, Greg Biggiani totaled three shots, including two on goal, to pace the Maroon and White.

The seven ties are the most for Lafayette in its 100 year history and matches the Patriot League record for draws in one season set by Lehigh in 2003.

Lafayette returns to the pitch at Oaks Stadium on Wednesday night when it hosts Bucknell. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network.

Game Notes:

Lafayette is unbeaten in its last three meetings with American (1-0-2).

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