Skidmore downs Southern Vermont in OT, 4-3

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SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Diego Reinero '12 scored in the 98th minute to lift the Skidmore College men's soccer team to a 4-3 OT victory over Southern Vermont, Tuesday night at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds improve to 5-7, while the Mountaineers fall to 7-4.

The teams put on an offensive show in the first half, combining for six goals. Vermont's Pierre Massena got the scoring started at the 7:14 mark, heading home Erik Argueta's crossing pass from outside the box for his seventh goal of the season. Skidmore's Brock Bakewell '15 answered right back just a few minutes later, scoring on a rebound off a defensive save to tie it up.

Just over two minutes later, Pat Wildes '12 gave the Thoroughbreds the lead after taking a pass from Gildas Girimana '14 in front of the goal, dribbling to himself and finding the back of the net for his first of the season. At the 31 minute mark, Adam Beek '15 sent a pass to Bakewell in the box who chipped it over Mountaineer goalie Connor Anniello for his second of the game, making it 3-1.

Southern Vermont brought it within one at the 38 minute mark on Chris Hansen's first goal of the season, a blast from outside the box that deflected off a defender and in. Ignacio Cervantes tied it up at the 41 minute mark, taking a pass from Brett Clatworthy in the box for his second goal of the season.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the second half, despite Skidmore holding a 24-3 shot advantage.

In the overtime, the Thoroughbreds controlled the game offensively, getting off three shots on goal before Reinero blasted home a rebound to earn the 4-3 victory.

Nick Peterson '12 made two saves for Skidmore, while Anniello finished with 12 saves.

The Thoroughbreds held a dominant 45-7 advantage in shots and 14-1 in corners.

Skidmore is at Vassar on Oct. 9.


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