Knights fail to put away Hatters, settle for a draw
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 00:10
The men’s soccer team (4-4-3) managed just two shots on goal as the Stetson Hatters (2-5-1) came to Orlando and forced a 0-0 double overtime draw.
McKauly Tulloch nearly won the game for the Knights with under a minute remaining in the second overtime when Andrew Quintana’s free kick found him right inside he penalty area. Tulloch’s shot was stopped by a diving Andreas Schnabl who preserved the draw for the Hatters.
“Defensively we were very sharp tonight, and in the attack we were sharp. We are just missing that little, final finish,” head coach Bryan Cunningham said. “It has kind of been the story of the season. You play a team off the field, you just don’t put the ball away. We had a big step forward here. We had a better demonstration of our abilities tonight, but were just missing that last little piece.”
Though the Knights had 20 shots in the game, their first shot didn’t reach the goal until the 84th minute.
UCF goalkeeper Sebastian Evers played the entire 110-minute match, and recorded his third shutout in the last four games.
This was the final non-conference game of the season for the Knights. They will continue with their remaining C-USA matches next with a home game Sunday night against SMU.
The Knights have a 2-3-2 record against the Mustangs in the last seven seasons, and have won both of the last two matches.