Nov 3, 2012

Tribe Men Finish 2012 with Draw at Hofstra

Courtesy TribeAthletics.com

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The William and Mary men's soccer team concluded its 2012 season playing Hofstra to a 2-2 draw on Friday afternoon at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.  Sophomore Chris Albiston and junior Zachary Montebell each netted goals for the Tribe in the contest.  With W&M up 2-1 late in the match, Hofstra managed to net the equalizer in the 82nd minute as both squads didn't yield a goal in the two overtime sessions en route to the stalemate.

The Green and Gold closes the 2012 season with a record of 4-10-4 and a CAA mark of 2-5-3, while Hofstra will enter next week's CAA tournament as the No. 4 seed with an overall record of 11-5-2 and league ledger of 5-4-1.
Albiston opened the scoring in the 19th minute as he shelved junior Chris Perez's pass from the left side into the far corner of goal.  The goal was Albiston's third of the season, while the assist marked Perez's fourth of the year. The Pride responded when Tyler Botte connected on his third goal of the season in the 24th minute. 

Answering right back, the Green and Gold went ahead 2-1 in the 39th minute when Perez sent a through ball to a streaking Montebell, who netted the Tribe's second goal of the afternoon.  The score was the first of Montebell's career, while the assist was Perez's second of the day, which tied the Annandale, Va., native for the team lead.
In the 82nd minute, Hofstra was on the receiving end of a fortunate break after W&M headed in the Pride's corner kick attempt.  Regulation ended with both teams deadlocked at 2-2.  However, neither squad managed to get on the scoreboard in overtime and the match ended in a draw.

Hofstra owned the advantage in shots, 22-15, while the Tribe held the edge in shots on goal, 8-7.  W&M sophomore keeper Alex Harrington finished the match making five saves.