Men's Soccer Draws Arcadia, Knights Move on in PKs

Men's Soccer Draws Arcadia, Knights Move on in PKs

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College and Arcadia played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, but the Knights advanced in a shootout in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth First Round. 

After the two sides drew at 0-0, the Knights converted four penalty kicks, compared to just three for the Blazers. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Danny Castillo made three saves to pick up his fifth shutout of the year. Two of the stops came during overtime. 

How it Happened

  • Arcadia's defense bent, but did not break during the match. Hood held a 32-8 edge in shots, but could not find the back of the net. 
  • The Blazers also had 18 corner kicks in the match. 
  • Hood's defense, meanwhile, limited the Knights to just five shots during regulation, including only one on goal. 
  • One of the Blazers' best chances came in the second overtime, when Chris Watson tipped a shot by Christiano Pillari just over the cross bar. 
  • During the shootout, both Watson and Castillo turned away the first chances for each offense. After Hood missed its second attempt high, Bradley McKim converted to give Arcadia an edge. 
  • Pillari opened the third round with a successful try and neither team missed again. Hood's Colin Viti and Joe Benton converted to tie the shootout at 3-3, but the Knights' Ryan Hammer, who received a yellow card earlier in the match, sent Arcadia on to the MAC Commonwealth Semifinals.

Notes

  • Hood finishes the year 11-5-2, setting a school record for winning percentage at .667 and coming up just one win shy of the program record for victories set last year. 
  • Arcadia, who received 12 saves from Watson, is 9-6-4. The Knights face top-seeded Messiah on Thursday evening. 
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