NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Neil Bartholomay tallied the lone goal for the Knights as the Carleton College men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with Augsburg College. The two squads entered the day tied for third in the MIAC standings and left the field still knotted.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair with Carleton (9-1-1, 3-1-1 MIAC) possessing a slight 5-4 edge in shots. Simon Ginet (Jr./Arlington, Mass./Arlington) had the Knights’ best opportunity when he found himself loose inside the box and fired a shot which was turned away by the Auggies’ goalkeeper, Connor Lynch, in the 20th minute.
In the 58th minute Ginet was denied again when he lifted his shot from the top of the 18-yard box over Lynch but struck the crossbar. Will Corcoran’s (Jr./Mahtomedi, Minn./Mahtomedi) diving header was turned aside by an Auggie defender resulting in a corner kick.
That’s when Bartholomay and Carleton finally broke through. Corcoran sent the ball into the box where the first shot was blocked, but Bartholomay beat teammate Ginet to the ball and slammed home the rebound for his second goal of the season.
Augsburg (8-3-2, 3-1-1 MIAC) would not go away, however, and in the 77th minute after a foul was called against Carleton just outside of the Knights own goal box, the Auggies’ Danny Osip headed the free kick into the left corner of the net to even out the score. Neither team managed to convert over the final 13 minutes of regulation.
Both sides got off one shot during each of the two overtime periods, and the two teams ended the day as they had begun it: tied in the MIAC standings, now with 10 points apiece.
Carleton will be right back at Bell Field on Sunday, Oct. 7 against the College of St. Scholastica, who is ranked No. 7 in the region. Live stats and video of the 1 p.m. match will be available on Knights Online.