Salisbury scores twice, fall to Rutgers-Camden, 3-2 in OT

Salisbury scores twice, fall to Rutgers-Camden, 3-2 in OT

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team challenged No. 19 Rutgers-Camden University but ultimately fell in double overtime, 3-2, to the Scarlet Raptors with 39 seconds remaining in the contest.

Salisbury (7-5-2) would score the game's first goal as senior Pat Callahan sent a shot towards cage that deflected off a Rutgers-Camden defender ricocheting off the crossbar and then right post to end up in the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.

The lead would not stand up long though, as the Scarlet Raptors scored just 10 seconds later when Stevan Austino took a shot from the low left corner of the box to tie the game 1-1.

Entering the second half, Rutgers-Camden (11-2-2) led in both shots (6-5) and corner kicks (3-1). Salisbury sophomore keeper Michael Nerud registered the only save of the half.

The second half saw goals from both sides as Mike Ryan put the Scarlet Raptors up 2-1 before senior Adrian Tombini tied the game with a successful penalty kick that was awarded at the 67:01 mark.

Aggressive play continued, taking the contest into extra play. The first overtime period saw even play with Rutgers-Camden leading in shots, with two, while SU put one shot on goal.

The winning goal would come in the second overtime period with just 39 seconds left in the game as Austino put in his second goal of the game. Bobby Foster assisted on the play.

Salisbury will next travel to Wesley College for a Capital Athletic Conference match up on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

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