Sept. 1, 2012
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio- The Marshall University men’s soccer team outshot the Bowling Green State University Falcons 23-14 on Saturday night, but failed to find the back of the net as the game ended in a 0-0 tie. The draw leaves the Thundering Herd with a 1-0-1 record, while the Falcons move to 1-1-1 for the season.
Tom Jackson led the Herd with seven shots, but couldn’t manage to put any on target as Marshall failed to capitalize on several opportunities in the attack. Eddy Prugh, Jahvon Allison, Devin Perkins, and Andrew Ferguson each put one shot apiece on target as Marshall tested the Falcons’ goalkeeper Michael Wiest on four occasions.
Marshall keeper Daniel Withrow was once again perfect between the posts, making four saves of his own to keep Bowling Green off the scoreboard and maintain the Herd’s two-match shutout streak. The two squads played to a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation before ending two, 10 minute overtime periods in similar fashion. Marshall outshot the Falcons 5-2 in extra-time.
“We played decent enough, but had a tough time breaking them down, particularly in the first half,” said Marshall head coach Bob Gray. “We improved in the second half, but couldn’t find the back of the net even after hitting the post. Bowling Green is a good side, though, so I am not going to complain. We got a draw on the road, and while I would have liked the win, we’ll take this tie and move on.”
Marshall will now remain on the road to face IPFW at noon on Monday in Fort Wayne, Ind.