W&J Ties Regionally-Ranked Frostburg 2-2 At Alexandre Stadium
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Sophomore defender Roman Vukmanovich (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton LaSalle) scored his first collegiate goal with 2:30 remaining to force overtime and the Washington & Jefferson and Frostburg State men's soccer teams played to a 2-2 double-overtime tie Wednesday night at Alexandre Stadium.
The Presidents (3-5-3) were just the third team to avoid a loss against the Bobcats (10-0-3) this year. FSU entered the week ranked fourth in the NSCAA South Atlantic regional poll.
Frostburg State scored 4:27 into the match on Michael Cronauer's goal, but W&J pulled even in the 31st minute when junior forward Thad Piscatelli (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) finished passes from junior forward Cody Peddicord (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and sophomore midfielder Paul Boerema (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central).
W&J appeared ready to take its first lead in the 68th minute, but Boerema's shot into an empty net was blocked off the goal line by defender Cody Butts. Just 32 seconds later, Ryan Russell dribbled around the W&J defense and fired a shot past W&J sophomore goalkeeper Jon Best (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) for a 2-1 advantage.
Peddicord sent a ball into the box late in the match which bounced around before landing on Vukmanovich's foot for the game-tying goal. W&J had a chance to win in regulation in the final seconds as Piscatelli got behind the Bobcat defense, but his booming shot was stopped by FSU goalie Abiye Jack.
Frostburg State held a 5-2 shot advantage during the extra sessions, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. W&J led in shots by a 22-18 margin overall. Best stopped six shots for the Presidents, while Jack amassed 13 saves.
W&J returns to conference play on Saturday when hosting Grove City at 1:00 pm.