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October 28, 2013

Hartwick men earn MAC tie on road

Staff Report

Matthew Robertson scored in the first half for visiting Hartwick College, which tied Bowling Green, 1-1, Saturday in a Mid-American Conference men’s soccer game.

The Hawks (4-7-3) are tied for second place in the MAC standings with a 2-2-1 record. Bowling Green (2-1-1) and Western Michigan (2-0-1) are also in second place.

“We gave each other problems in the game that forced saves to be made,” Hartwick coach John Scott said in a media release by the school. “We wanted more from the game for sure, but a share of the spoils keeps us in the mix.”

Hartwick scored in the 33rd minute. Rio Dhat took a corner kick and the ball popped back to him on the far sideline. He served the ball back into the box. Falcons goalie Michael Wiest got his hands on it, but the ball popped free. Robertson one-timed into the net. It marked the first college goal for defender Robertson, a senior.

Wiest denied a good opportunity by Nick Hills five minutes later.

Ryan Cominskey tied for Bowling Green midway through the second half off a corner kick.

“I was delighted that we capitalized on a loose ball in the box from a corner on the opening goal,” stated Scott, “but also disappointed that we didn’t get the ball to safety from the corner they scored from.”

The Falcons held a 6-3 edge in shots for the rest of regulation play.

The Hawks had the only shot of the first overtime with Hills forcing a stop from Wiest.

In the second extra frame, Bowling Green had a 3-1 edge in shots. A Baraldi shot generated a save from Munarriz in the 108th minute. Hills had the final chance with a shot on target that Wiest corralled with less than 10 ticks remaining.  

Munarriz made six saves for the Hawks. Wiest stopped five shots for Bowling Green, which held an 18-11 advantage in shots.

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