Garcia Earns A Shutout, But The Offense Comes Up Short In Their Second Double Overtime Tie In Four Days

Garcia Earns A Shutout, But The Offense Comes Up Short In Their Second Double Overtime Tie In Four Days

Medford, MA- Sophomore Falcons goalkeeper, Christopher Garcia(Rowland Heights, CA), has allowed just one goal in the past 220 minutes but the Falcons have come up just short, tying in double overtime the last two outings.  Tonight the Falcons (1-5-2) took on the Green Mountain Eagles (2-7-1), their first test in the conference, and had to settle for the 0-0 tie in 2OT.  

Fisher came hard out of the gate, earning a corner kick just a minute into the game.  Diamond Williams(Champaign, IL) crossed it in front but Carlos Acevedo's (Everett, MA) shot sailed wide left of the goal. The Falcons continued to control the pace and kept the ball in the Eagles half as it wasn't until the 15th minute that Green Mountain got its first shot on goal.  Fisher outshot the Eagles 9-2 in the first half, but could not find the back of the net and would head into halftime tied at 0-0.

The physical battle continued into the night as both teams did all they could to get an edge. The Falcons best chance of the game came in the 57th minute as a Fisher corner kick was awarded and taken by Williams.  The ball was kept in the Eagles zone by Acevedo and then made a touch pass to his left to Joel Bailey(Derrider, LA) who was running alongside him.  Bailey continued the cross to his left where Erick Kayongo(Saint Louis, MO) was left open in front of the goal. Kayongo's shot was denied by a tremendous save by Eagles keeper Sawyer Levy (Bethel, VT) keeping the score knotted at 0-0.  Green Mountain applied some pressure before the 90 minutes were up, but Garcia made three saves in the last 15 to keep it tied.

In the first OT, Fisher outshot Green Mountain 2-0, but could not capitalize bringing it to double overtime.  Green Mountain saw the only scoring opportunity in 2OT, but a huge defensive stop from Andrew Leveillee(Coventry, RI) kept the Eagles off the board and earned his team a tie, 0-0.

Fisher will look to get back in the win column when they head to Penn State-Harrisburg this Sunday for a 12pm start.