Navy and Appalachian State Draw in Men's Soccer, 1-1
Sep 1, 2013
BOONE, N.C. - The Navy men's soccer team wrapped up its season opening road trip with an unbeaten record of 0-0-2 after tying Appalachian State (0-0-2), 1-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Ted Mackorell Soccer complex. Navy also tied Davidson, 1-1, on Friday evening.
"We played well this weekend," head coach Dave Brandt said. "The two ties were not what we wanted, but they are OK in terms of two results on the road. We showed well for ourselves this weekend and we have a good team.
"We played great for the first 70 minutes of today's game and it was some of the best soccer I've seen since I've been here. Appalachian State was very organized defensively and they were tough to break down. We came close a couple times in the first half and finally got one in the second."
Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski (Catonsville, Md.) scored on Navy's first shot in the second half, tallying his goal a little over five minutes into the period in the 51st minute. The sophomore pressured the center back and won the ball and then ripped the shot from the right side of the box to the left side of the goal. Dubyoski also scored in Navy's season opening draw against Davidson on Friday.
Navy held the 1-0 lead until the 87th minute when Appalachian State's Harrison Delbridge knocked in a rebound to the right side of the net after a free kick was sent into the box to even the match at 1-1 and force overtime.
Neither team could net the game-winner, but Navy had a number of chances in the second overtime period. Senior midfielder Guy Skord (Annapolis, Md.) hit the post two minutes into double overtime. Four minutes later Skord got off another shot but it was saved by the Mountaineer keeper. Navy outshot Appalachian State, 4-1, in the second overtime period.
Navy's Blake Busse was given a red card in the 93rd minute and Delbridge was given his second yellow card of the game in the 98th minute to turn the action to a 10-on-10 match. A total of 12 cards were given out in the game, including two yellows, which turned into a red, to Brandt.
Navy applied the pressure early in the game, registering three shots in an early seven-minute span. Navy also registered two shots on goal in the final 10 minutes of the period, both of which were saved by Appalachian State goalkeeper Danny Free.
Appalachian State held a slight edge in overall shots at 16-14. The Mountaineers also held the advantage in corner kicks, 4-3. Each team had six shots on goal.
Navy senior goalkeeper Aaron Dupere (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) made five saves while playing the full 110 minutes. Appalachian State's Free also made five saves.
Navy and Appalachian State tied, 0-0, in 2002, the only other meeting in the all-time series.
The Mids will host St. Francis Brooklyn (0-1-0) in their home opener at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility on Thursday at 7:00 PM.