Photo by Ben Wiese.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (Sept. 18, 2018) - The USMMA men's soccer team earned an impressive 0-0 draw against #22/21 Stevens on the road on Tuesday night at the Ducks' DeBaun Athletic Complex. The tie moves the Mariners' record to 4-1-1 on the season, while Stevens moves to 7-1-1.
Merchant Marine was outshot, 19-9, by the Ducks, a program that reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2017. Stevens also had the only shots on goal of the game, five of them, but junior keeper Matthew Milner (Mount Airy, Md.) recorded his third shutout of the season (second solo), after turning aside all five, including three in the final 19 minutes of regulation.
The Mariners best chance came early in the second half, when senior Wagner Mogga (Kiambu, Kenya) sent a shot high of the net in the 50th minute. The game went into overtime with Stevens holding a 14-9 advantage in shots.
The Ducks recorded two shots in the first 10-minute, golden-goal period, only one on goal which Milner saved. In the second overtime, Stevens produced three shots, again with just one on goal and again Milner kept it out to secure the clean sheet.
Freshman Adam Silva had four of the Ducks' shots, including all three that were on goal in the final 19 minutes of the second half. Senior keeper Aaron Henry earned his fourth shutout of the season.
The Mariners open up Skyline Conference action this Saturday, Sept. 22, on the road at Sarah Lawrence College. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. at Fleming Field in Yonkers, N.Y., in Westchester County. As of right now, there are no live links available for the contest. If they become available they will be listed on the USMMA Men's Soccer Schedule Page.
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