NEWBURGH – Freshman Connor Doyle scored with a minute left in regulation to tie the score and then added the game winner in the second overtime period to give the Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Soccer team a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Farmingdale State on Senior Day.
The Knights found themselves behind late in the first half when Alec Chapoteau put the visitors on the board with his second goal of the season. After a William Grajales shot hit the crossbar, Chapoteau was there to bury the rebound at the 40:58 mark of the contest to give Farmingdale State a 1-0 lead.
The one goal advantage held up until the final 60 seconds of regulation time when the Knights finally pulled even. The Mount got off five shots in the final 3:29 of regulation time, including the equalizer from Doyle. Fred Stark hit the cross bar at the 86:31 mark of the tilt, before Doyle headed in Matthew Wyant’s team leading sixth assist of the season. Wyant started a corner kick at found Doyle’s head at 89:00 to even the tilt at 1-1.
Farmingdale State recorded the only shot of the first overtime period and the Mount got off the only attempt of the second extra session. Joseph Mesoraca played a ball into the box from the right wing that Doyle headed into the right post at 103:41 to give the Knights their second overtime win of the season.
Doyle’s scoring output ties his for the team lead in goals with five on the season and gives him his first career game winning goal. Wyant pushes his team lead in points to 14, while Mesoraca picks up his second helper of the campaign.
The Mount used a pair of goalkeepers in the win with Sean Madden earning his first career win. He made a pair of saves in the victory for the Knights. Jakup Myrtja made the start in goal and made two stops before halftime for the Mount. Scott Flores finished the game with six saves for the Rams.
Tightly contested throughout, Mount Saint Mary finished the game with a 16-12 advantage in overall shots and an 8-5 edge in shots on goal. Corner kicks also went to the Knights in the game, 6-4.