Wildcats Tie Cazenovia in Double OT Battle
MARCY, N.Y. – The SUNYIT Men's Soccer team tied with Cazenovia in their Brest Cancer Awareness game on Saturday night under the lights. The game went into double overtime and was nothing short of thrilling as both defenses put on a show.
Cazenovia struck first in the 56th minute of regulation on a penalty kick by Oleg Martynyuk that had the Wildcats scrambling for a comeback.
The comeback hopes were realized in the 84th minute as Junior Forward Josh Kimber (Chittenango, N.Y. / Chittenango HS) was able to knot the game up at 1-1 on a cross that was deflected by a Cazenovia defender and finished by Kimber to the bottom left corner of the net for an unassisted goal.
Defense was the key in this game. Both SUNYIT and Cazenovia played good aggressive defense to keep the offensive units in check But, SUNYIT was able to out shoot Cazenovia by the slim margin of 17-12 (5-4 on goal).
As time expired in regulation, both teams readied themselves for overtime. The defenses, again, came to play in the overtime minutes. Neither team was able to land a shot on goal in the 20 minutes of overtime and the game ended in SUNYITs first tie of the season.
The Tie brings SUNYIT to 8-7-1 on the season (5-3-1 NEAC) and puts Cazenovia at 7-6-2 (6-1-2 NEAC). The Wildcats will continue their campaign as they take on Keuka in a NEAC Conference Matchup at home on October 27th. The game is set for 3:00 pm.