FINDLAY, Ohio - The Saginaw Valley State University men's soccer team tied the University of Findlay, 1-1 in double overtime today (Oct. 23) in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest.
Both the Cardinals and the Oilers entered halftime with no goals on the scoreboard. The Oilers got on the scoreboard first at the 79:20 mark to give them the first goal of the contest. Saginaw Valley knotted the score at one with under one minute left in the match-up when sophomore Josh Stenback(Troy, Mich) found the foot of senior Anthony Palazzolo (Warren, Mich./De La Salle HS) who buried the ball deep in the left corner off a quick shot.
Both ten minute overtimes remained scoreless as the game ended in a 1-1 tie for the GLIAC rivals. Saginaw Valley had 17 shots on the day and senior goaltender Piotr Kazmierczak (Stargard, Poland) saved 13 shots on the day.
After this weekends contests head coach Cale Wassermann stated, "It has been a tough 2 weeks for us, we have not had the ability to play with the same style that we had success with earlier in the season due to some key injuries and guys missing games. It has been tough and a disappointing stretch, we will continue to bring in quality players and develop the ones we have in order to make our team deeper so we will not find ourselves in this situation next year. We have 1 home game left next saturday and want to finish the season strong".
With the tie the Cardinals move to 8-6-3 overall on the season, and 4-5-3 in the GLIAC, while Findlay moves to 2-9-3 overall on the season, and 1-7-2 in the GLIAC. Saginaw Valley will be back in action on Saturday (Oct. 30) when they return home to face Urbana for their final regulation season home game. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 pm.