Men’s soccer ties Colorado College in 2OT

Men’s soccer ties Colorado College in 2OT

ST. PAUL – The St. Thomas men's soccer team recorded a scoreless tie in an early-season test against Colorado College on Sunday afternoon at South Field.  

With the tie, the Tommies move to 1-0-1 on the season.  The Tigers also move to 1-0-1 on the year. 

The third game of the 2016 Tommie Classic brought about a well-played contest by both teams.  Each took their turn creating chances throughout the first 45 minutes, but neither could generate dangerous opportunities.  The Tigers finished the half with a slight 4-3 advantage in shots, and tallied the only shot on goal.  

In the second half, St. Thomas flipped the script on shots, outshooting Colorado College 5-3 after the break.  The Tommies also put four shots on goal in the half.  

The most dangerous chance for St. Thomas came in the 80th minute when Connor Young received a pass just inside the top of the box with a clean look at the goal, but his left-footed shot was saved by Tiger goalkeeper Theo Hooker and the chance went awry. 

UST generated one more chance in the 85th minute, when Tyler Oliver took a long lead pass and put one on net, but it was again saved by Hooker and the two teams went to overtime.  

Neither team was able to create many chances in the first or second overtime, as the Tigers outshot the Tommies 3-1 in the final 20 minutes, including only one shot on goal for Colorado College.  

Tensions ran high throughout, as a total of six yellow cards and a combined 38 fouls were called, but in the end, the two teams settled for the scoreless draw. 

For the game, the Tigers outshot St. Thomas 10-9, but the Tommies put more dangerous shots on goal, holding a 4-2 advantage.  

In net, Grant Larson made two saves and moves to 1-0-1 as the goalkeeper of record for St. Thomas.  Theo Hooker recorded four saves in the tie for the Tigers. 

St. Thomas will be back in action tomorrow when it hosts Marian University (Wis.) at South Field at 3:30 pm.