Springfield, Mass. – September 8, 2011 - The Springfield College men's soccer team recorded its second-straight shutout as it battled to a 0-0 draw with Keene State on Thursday evening in a non-conference clash on Brock-Affleck Field.
Springfield now stands at 2-0-1 on the year, while Keene State moves to 1-1-1.
The Owls held a 14-9 advantage in shots department, including a 5-0 advantage over the Pride in the double overtime session. Springfield held a slight 3-2 edge in corner kicks for the contest.
The best scoring opportunity for either team in the first half was manufactured by Springfield with 1:15 left. Off a David Chessen corner kick, Drew Sommer redirected a shot headed for just inside the left post. However, Keene State defender Kevin Gomes was stationed on the goal line and cleared away the attempt to keep the game scoreless.
Springfield produced another prime scoring chance in the 60th minute off another set piece. This time, Danny Amato sent a bending free kick into the box, only to have John Mankus’ header clang off the cross bar.
Neither team could find the back of the net in either overtime period as the game finished in a draw.
Paul Blackmer made two saves in goal for Keene State, while Brett Bascom tallied four saves for Springfield.
The Pride will next play on Saturday afternoon when it hosts local-foe Elms College at 12:00 pm.