Bears drop another heartbreaker in men's soccer; goals by Ramirez, Mowery not enough in double OT loss
POTSDAM, N.Y. (10/16/2010)(readMedia)-- The SUNY Potsdam men's soccer team suffered its fourth straight one-goal loss Saturday, falling 3-2 at Buffalo State in double overtime in State University of New York Athletic Conference action.
After tying the game with just over 13 minutes left in regulation, the Bengals (3-11overall, 1-6 SUNYAC) struck again in the 109th minute, sending the Bears to another gut-wrenching defeat in the closing minutes.
"This one especially hurts because it was a more even game (than the others),"
Potsdam coach Adam Parker said. "We had some good chances in overtime but couldn't capitalize. Hopefully we can learn how to get over the hump and win a close game."
The Bears (2-12-1, 1-7) had taken a 2-1 advantage in the 68th minute on a header by senior Josh Mowery (Elizabethtown, N.Y) off a corner kick. Senior Brandon Calandra (Gloversville, N.Y.), who took the corner, earned his second assist of the season.
Potsdam struck first in the eighth minute, when junior A.J. Ramirez (Glens Falls,
N.Y.) took a header from junior Chris Mack (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) and headed the ball himself into the back of the net. The play was started on a long free kick from sophomore Victor Colasacco (Oceanside, N.Y.), who also received an assist.
The Bengals then tied the game on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Joe Glackin (Latham, N.Y.) stopped two shots for Potsdam, which outshot Buffalo State 4-1 in the two extra periods.
Seniors Tim Ciampa (Castleton, N.Y.) and Bobby Kane (Glens Falls, N.Y.) added two shots apiece.
Buffalo State had lost 10 consecutive matches entering Saturday's contest.
The Bears return briefly to non-conference action against cross-town rival Clarkson. Kickoff at Maxcy Hall Turf Field is slated for 7 p.m.