The College of Staten Island ended their four-game road trek with a well-earned tie, playing to a 0-0 draw after two overtime periods against Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. The Dolphins are now 9-4-1 overall, while the Ducks had their three-game win streak halted, and are now 7-4-2.
Both teams parried back-and-forth in this one, trading play in each others half for minutes at a time. Stevens seemed to get the better of the looks, and fired off 10 shots to CSI’s six in the opening 45. After a flurry in the opening 10 minutes, Stevens did take over most of the offense statistically, getting off the half’s final six shots. CSI keeper Balint Barabas was up to the task, however, making a total of four saves in the stanza.
In the second half, Stevens only accumulated a 6-5 shot advantage. Only a total of three shots were on goal, however, two by Stevens, the most impressive a header by Stephen Johnson that was headed for goal but was parried by a sprawling Barabas, keeping the game deadlocked.
CSI could only muster up a single shot in both overtime periods while Stevens really turned on the offensive pressure. Barabas would be up to the task and several other Ducks attempts sailed high and wide.
The Ducks led the final shot count, 23-13 (7-3 on goal) and held an 8-2 edge in corner kicks attempted. CSI committed 15 fouls to Stevens’ 13. Barabas made seven saves in the tie.
Up next for CSI will be a showdown with Lehman College on Saturday at 12 Noon at the CSI Soccer Complex, the first of three straight home contests to end the season.