Saints, RPI battle to 0-0 tie in men's soccer
Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 6:13 pm

St. Lawrence University's men's soccer team had to settle for a scoreless tie at Rensselaer Saturday afternoon despite having two apparent goals, neither one of which was counted.

The Saints went 1-0-1 on their opening weekend of Liberty League play and will take a 5-2-1 overall mark into a non-league game at Potsdam State Tuesday evening at 7:00.

"It was great that we got a point, but it was disappointing in that it certainly appeared that we scored twice," said Saint coach Bob Durocher. "We scored at the buzzer, but the back official said the ball was in the air when the clock reached zero and we had an earlier play in which the ball went over the line, but was pulled back out and not called a goal.

"Their goalie made two big time saves in the last 10 seconds of the game to keep it scoreless," Durocher added. "Adrian Bucksam really stepped up for us today and was really dangerous at forward. We battled so hard, particularly on the heels of yesterday's overtime game, so not getting a win under the circumstances was really disappointing."

The Saints finished the game with a 12-11 edge in shots on goal including a 4-1 advantage in the two ten minute overtime periods. RPI had six corner kicks to two for the Saints while SLU goalie Nate Goss-Woliner had four saves and RPI's  Alex Penny finished with nine saves.