Cavs end game in stalemate

By Kerri Dougherty
October 1, 2009

Shannon Keough

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the men’s soccer team started off under the favor of Franklin & Marshall as they put up a goal on the scoreboard with just 21 minutes passing by.

It was off a restart from 30 yards out when Franklin & Marshall’s Eric Corsini scored the goal with the assist from Matt Krantz.

It took 32 minutes after the first half for the Cavaliers to add a number to the board.Senior midfielder Brian Raffle gathered the ball from 15 yards from the net and kicked a line-drive over Franklin & Marshall’s goalkeeper Zach Zamek. This goal tied the game at 1-1.

The tension was building in the stands as the crowd was not pleased with many of the calls. As for the men on the field, both teams struggled to add another goal on the board.

The game went through two periods and two overtimes with an upsetting tie game. Both teams looked to gain the second goal for the win but aggressive defenses kept the ball away from the net.

Whistles were being blown left and right, as pushing and shoving became a routine for the remainder of the game.

Stopping at nothing, with 10 minutes on the clock for the final overtime, the remaining time was spent running up and down the field into each other’s territory, trying to set something up with the offense. Each side came close to a goal but the goalkeepers had an unstoppable force protecting the net.

“We are worried about the small grass field they have, so we are going to be practicing in Dixon because we are used to our turf. We are going to treat this game like it is going to be a major win for us. CSAC games are worth 3 points, so we want to win. Rosemont is a new team, but we will not take anything for granted,” Coach Jaskelewics said about the CSAC game on Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Rosemont.

“We had a tough non-conference schedule and we played good teams that made us well prepared. I feel really prepared for Saturday’s game vs. Rosemont for our first CSAC game of the season,” King Saah, junior undeclared major, said,

“After tough games like this, we will try to work on the things we lack, stay focused and to better improve as a team. We will have to work on scoring goals and also listening to what the coaches have to say,” Raffle said.

“Tonight wasn’t terrible, but it was a let down because Franklin & Marshall had 10 guys. In order to improve, we just have to score more,” Jason Moran, senior communication major, said,

The Cavaliers have a long road to go for the rest of the season and they are working hard to defend the CSAC title. We are coming out and taking it ‘one game at a time.’ That is our motto. We have targets on our backs and we will not take any games lightly.” Coach Dallas said.

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