Men's Soccer Win in Dramatic Fashion
Men's Soccer - Mon, Sep. 15, 2008
The Holy Cross men's soccer team had their first win of the season over Viterbo University. Hurricane Ike produced brutal conditions and made the field at Holy Cross unusable.
The Saints were forced to move the game to Berrien Springs, MI.
The game went back and forth in the first half as the rain made it almost impossible to score. The first half ended in a 0-0 tie. The V- Hawks were able to capture a 1-0 lead in the second half as Adam Porteous scored in the 67th minute. The Viterbo defense held strong for most of the game as the Saints looked to even the game. It wasn't until the 87th minute that the Saints were able to score as Oswaldo Garcia scored his second goal of the season off a free kick from 23 yards out.
The second half ended in a tie forcing the game into overtime. Overtime consists of two ten minute halves. The first half went scoreless, and in the 3rd minute of the second half Romulo Nobrega added a goal to put the Saints up 2-1. The goal was assisted by James Taggard and Gabriel Ribeiro. "We picked up our level of play in the second half, said Head Coach Thiago Pinto. "We battled through tough conditions, and it was a team effort to get our first win of the season." The Saints will look to continue their success as they head to Grace College September 17th.