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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Hawks blank Miners 3-0

  • Missouri S&T's men's soccer team allowed a goal early in Sunday's contest with Quincy University, then the Hawks scored two more in the final eight minutes to come away with a 3-0 win over the Miners at the S&T Soccer Field.
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  • Missouri S&T's men's soccer team allowed a goal early in Sunday's contest with Quincy University, then the Hawks scored two more in the final eight minutes to come away with a 3-0 win over the Miners at the S&T Soccer Field.
    The Miners, who played a double overtime contest with Truman State Friday that ended in a scoreless tie – their sixth overtime game in the first 11 contests of the season – fell behind in the 14th minute when Steve McAnany took a shot from the edge of the box and got it inside the far post past S&T goalkeeper Matt Jackson.
    After falling behind, the Miners had a tough time getting any offense generated, as they had only two shots in the opening half of a game in which they were outshot 19-7. Jackson did what he could to keep the Miners in the game, including stopping two point blank shots by Jordan Roberts just seconds apart midway through the second half.
    S&T had its best chance to knot the score with less than 18 minutes to go, when Diego Robayo hit a shot off the goal post. However, that would turn out to be the last shot the Miners would get in the game until the final minute of play after the Hawks (9-4, 8-2 GLVC) scored their final two goals.
    Jake Bond headed in a corner kick with 7:25 remaining, then Roberts scored with 1:16 to go for the final margin.
    Jackson made seven saves in goal for the Miners (5-5-2, 4-4-2 GLVC), who head to the road for their final two conference road matches next weekend. S&T will play Friday at Indianapolis in a 7:30 p.m. (Eastern time) game and take on Saint Joseph's Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
    Friday
    S&T 0, Truman 0
    The sixth overtime game of the season for the Miners ended in a scoreless tie Friday night, as the Miners and Truman State pitched zeroes on the scoreboard for 110 minutes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference clash.
    The tight contest was virtually even in just about every regard, as each team had 11 shots and six on goal, while Truman had one more corner kick opportunity.   It was a game in which the goalkeepers – S&T's Matt Jackson and Truman's Drew Garrone – stole the spotlight with a number of big saves.
    Jackson made two huge saves in the first half to keep the game scoreless, stopping Nick Tolmais' open try in the 22nd minute of play and making another a little over five minutes later on Matt Langley.
    Garrone made his big stops in the second half, fending off two shot by David Zdvorak in the first 10 minutes of the half as well as Ryan Lawhead's head ball try in the 69th minute. The Bulldogs (6-3-2, 4-3-2 GLVC) had one golden chance early in the second half when Austin Hayden hit the goal post.
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