The University of Rochester men’s soccer team notched its third consecutive tie of the season this past weekend against the University of Chicago. This game brought the ‘Jackets to a record of 4-2-4, leaving them 0-0-2 in the UAA.
Fourteen minutes into the game, senior Michael Cross fired a shot, which was blocked by the Chicago defense. UR junior Jeff Greblick rebounded the shot and kicked into the right hand corner of the net, scoring his first goal of the season. Junior Zachary Kanaley and senior Andrew Greenway each had one shot on goal, both during the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net.
With 18 minutes to go in the first half, Chicago freshman Matthew Koh took a strong shot on goal, but Rochester’s sophomore goalkeeper Redd Brown picked up a save to keep the score 1-0, with Rochester in the lead.
Chicago freshman Max Lopez scored the equalizing goal off a header from teammate junior Brenton Desai 12 minutes into the second half.
Greenway, junior Ben Swanger, senior Jeffrey Fafinski and junior Michael Cross each had one shot on goal during the second half. Brown recorded 110 minutes in goal against Chicago, making four saves and allowing only one goal. Chicago sophomore Hill Bonin also played the entire game in goal, making one save and allowing one goal.
During the overtime periods, Fafinski shot once, and Swanger shot twice. Unfortunately for the ‘Jackets, none of these goals were completed, leaving the game tied at 1-1.
The ‘Jackets will take on Carnegie Mellon University this Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa. seeking a league victory. If they notch a win, it will mark UR’s 600th win in program history.
Lewis is a member of the class of 2016.