Men’s Soccer Falls in Double Overtime
By Luke McGrath
CitrusTV Men’s Soccer Reporter
BLACKSBURG, Va. – For the second straight game the SU Men’s Soccer team (3-4-1, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) played into double overtime, however Friday night they were unable to yield a result falling to #21 Virginia Tech (6-2-2, 1-2-1 Atlantic Coast) 1-0.
The Orange are now winless in conference play and have not won since September 10th.
The Hokies got the victory scoring in the 108th minute when Nico Quashie buried his third goal of the season. The ball fell right to his foot when it deflected off a Virginia Tech forward, Quashie was quick to burry the game winner and give Virginia Tech its first ACC win of the season. Camron Lennon got the assist on the play.
Following the loss, Head Coach Ian McIntyre was disappointed his team couldn’t come away with a result after putting in an admirable effort.
“It’s difficult when your team gives everything physically and emotionally and get nothing out of the game,” McIntyre said. “I couldn’t have asked for more from them. But congratulations to Virginia Tech on finding a way to score that goal.”
Syracuse outshot the Hokies 18-16 in the contest and dominated the second half outshooting the competition 14-4. But in overtime it was all Virginia Tech, outshooting the Orange 5-0. SU only got three of its shots on target.
Coach McIntyre was pleased with his squad’s performance, but ultimately they were unable to create enough offensive chances.
“We had half-chances that we just didn’t take,” McIntyre said. “I thought we were outstanding in the second half. We pushed forward and going into overtime we knew we would be disappointed to get nothing out of this game.”
Syracuse stays on the road traveling to take on an Akron team that made it to the 2017 College Cup. Kickoff is set for Monday at 7 p.m.
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