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Andrew Bulls' Late Goal Gives Men's Soccer 3-2 Double OT Win Over Adelphi
Both UMBC and Navy, also a 3-2 double overtime winner earlier over Lipscomb, finished the classic at 2-0. The Mids took the tournament title by outscoring UMBC, five goals to four in the two contests.
After tying the game in the latter stages of the second half, Adelphi had the better of the play in the overtime, but UMBC produced the best chances. Bulls forced Panther netminder Vincent Treglia to make a diving save late in the first overtime period. On the game-winning play, sophomore midfielder Dustin Dzwonkowski hustled down a ball in the left corner and sent a cross toward the goal mouth. Bulls beat a defender and Treglia to the ball and got enough of it to redirect it into the goal, setting off a wild celebration for the exhausted Retrievers.
UMBC got off to a strong start as sophomore midfielder John Paul Waraksa (Media, PA) hooked in a shot past a surprised Treglia from 24 yards away just 5:39 into the game. But just 22 seconds later, Adelphi's Chris Clarke was left unguarded in front of the goal and he routinely headed in Kemalie Preston's cross.
The Retrievers struck back with exactly 14 minutes to play in the first half as junior forward Ime Umoh was taken down by Treglia as he was about to break in on goal. Senior midfielder Dan Bulls (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) converted the penalty kick to give UMBC a 2-1 lead at intermission.
Umoh, however, received a red card later in the half and UMBC played a man down for much of the second half. Adelphi's Mark Hoffman also received a red card in the 70th minute to equalize the squads, but the Panthers shrugged off that infraction and tied the score at 71:23, as Clarke placed his 28 yard shot beyond the reach of Retriever netminder Steve King (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) and just inside the far left post.
Adelphi outshot UMBC, 12-11, and each goalkeeper made three saves.
Notes: Waraksa, Dan Bulls and Andrew Bulls each scored their second goals of the season for UMBC… the Retrievers' next game is on Saturday, Sept. 13 when take on Drexel in Philadelphia… all four game in the tournament were decided by a single goal and three of the four were decided in overtime.
All-Tournament Team: Navy-Scott Robertson (MVP), Mark Garcia, Chris Marino, Mike Porcelli, Sam Lepley. UMBC-Andrew Bulls, Dustin Dzwonkowski, Chris Williams. Adelphi-Kevin Gluchowski, Andrew Kouznetsov. Lipscomb-Kezi Lara.