COLCHESTER, Vt. - Sophomore Alessandro Pappalardo scored the game-winning goal in double overtime for the University of New Haven as it defeated the Saint Michael's College men's soccer team, 3-2, in Tuesday's Northeast-10 Conference contest at Doc Jacobs Field.
- Saint Michael's (4-10-1, 3-8-1 NE10), New Haven (4-10-2, 4-6-2 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Redshirt junior Brady Channell (Plattsburgh, N.Y./Plattsburgh), 1 goal
- Junior Justin D'Orlando (Middleton, Mass./Bridgton Academy), 1 assist
- Redshirt sophomore Leland Gazo (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial/Bradley), 4 saves
- Junior Pablo Perez-Gomez, 1 goal, 1 assist
- Sophomore Alessandro Pappalardo, 1 goal, 1 assist
- Junior Nate Peduzzi, 1 goal
- First-year Alvaro Ezpeleta, 1 assist
- Sophomore Justin Dansereau, 8 saves
- The last five games between the Purple Knights and Chargers have been decided by one goal.
- New Haven held a slight 23-20 shot advantage.
- The Purple Knights had nine shots in the first half, including a header by Channell that was barely stopped by Dansereau near the goal line in the 28th minute and a rocket off the foot of junior Jacob von Giebel (Lambertville, N.J./South Hunterdon Regional) that tickled the top of the crossbar in the 29th minute.
- New Haven broke through at 47:14 when Peduzzi one-timed a shot into the right side of the net off a cross from Pappalardo to make it 1-0.
- The Purple Knights answered during a corner sequence in the 72nd minute with a header from Channell that deflected off the shoulder of a defender and in for a New Haven own goal to tie things up.
- The Chargers made it 2-1 less than two minutes later when Perez-Gomez beat a Saint Michael's defender and rocketed a shot into the left side of the net at the 73:31 mark.
- The Purple and Gold tied it up in the 82nd minute when Channell buried home a ball off the head of D'Orlando after a scrum in front of the net.
- The Chargers had a game-winning opportunity on a wide open net denied in the 99th minute when Channell slid across the goal line to stop a trickling shot from Ezpeleta.
- After a scoreless first overtime, the Chargers marched the ball into the Saint Michael's defensive third where Pappalardo received a pass from Ezpeleta in the center of the field and launched a shot from 25 yards out that curled over Gazo for the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Friday at Southern New Hampshire University, 7 p.m.
- The Penmen are ranked 19th in the nation by the United Soccer Coaches poll and third in the East Region in the latest NCAA poll.