Men’s soccer: Tribe ties CAA opener with Elon, 1-1

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Wednesday night, William and Mary opened its Colonial Athletic Association slate on the road at Elon. After a lengthy lightning delay before the game, the Tribe (2-4-1, 0-0-1 CAA) tied the Phoenix (3-4-1, 0-1-1 CAA) in a 1-1 decision.

The College opened the scoring, getting a goal in the 45th minute. Freshman midfielder Zachary Hosseinian found freshman forward Devin McCarthy open in the box, and McCarthy didn’t miss. He dropped a chip shot right over the goalkeeper for his first collegiate goal.

The Tribe held its lead for just over 15 minutes before Elon knotted it up at one. After a long throw, the ball found its way to midfielder Inigo Bronte just outside the six. Bronte put it past freshman goalkeeper Connor Andrews, leveling the score.

The game was fairly quiet until overtime. While the Phoenix outshot the College 13-5 in regulation, the Tribe tallied five shots to Elon’s one in the extra time. However, no one was able to find the back of the net in the sudden death period, and the game finished in a draw.

Andrews had three saves on the night, keeping the Tribe in the game. Meanwhile, freshman midfielder John Andrew Eskay had four shots, including two on goal. Senior forward Antonio Bustamante put two attempts towards the goal, with one on target.

After the road draw to start its conference schedule, the College will take to Hofstra to play the Pride. The contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 29.