Western men's soccer ties at Westfield State, 1-1, in double overtime

from the desk of Mickey Curtis - Westfield State Assistant Athletic Director


WESTFIELD, MA (Sep. 11) — Westfield State University and Western Connecticut State University battled to a 1-1 draw in a non-conference men’s soccer game on Tuesday evening, Sept. 11.

Both teams remain winless; Westfield is 0-2-1 and Western Connecticut is 0-3-1.

Despite being out shot, 16-6, Western Connecticut led for most of the game. The Colonials scored in the 36th minute on Chris Jeffrey’s (Norwalk, CT) perfectly executed diving header off corner kick by Rodolfo Rocha (Danbury, CT).

Westfield had a goal nullified because of an offsides early in the second half, then the Owls scored the equalizer in the 74th minute on a penalty kick by Jon Principato. Westfield was awarded the penalty kick following a Western Connecticut handball in the box.

Western Connecticut goalie Jack Holub (Sherman, CT) recorded six saves and Westfield goalie Keith Hevey had two stops.

Western Connecticut led in corner kicks, 9-7, while Westfield was flagged for five offsides to Western’s four.

The Owls were out shot, 2-0, in the 20 minutes of overtime even though they finished with the 10-shot advantage, including an 8-1 margin in the second half.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2012 Western Men's Soccer Statistics
Western Connecticut vs Westfield State (Sep 11, 2012 at Westfield, Mass.)

Western Connecticut (0-3-1) vs. Westfield State (0-2-1)
Date: Sep 11, 2012 Attendance: 200
Weather: Clear, Cold 60s

Goals by period........... 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Western Connecticut....... 1 0 0 0 1
Westfield State........... 0 1 0 0 1

1 36:33 WCSUM Chris Jeffrey (Rodolfo Rocha) - Corner kick
2 73:27 WES Jon Principato Penalty kick

Shots: Western Connecticut 6, Westfield State 16
Saves: Western Connecticut 6 (Jack Holub 6), Westfield State 2 (Keith Hevey 2)