Dayton Men's Soccer Draws With UAB

September 14, 2014


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Dayton men’s soccer team ended its weekend in Alabama with a 0-0 tie with the host Blazers Sunday.

“Overall, it was a good tournament for us and we faced two really tough teams,” said Head Coach Dennis Currier. “UAB has an explosive attack and we had a few chances to win it in overtime. Both teams battled though and it was going to be tough for either team to win. We had a strong weekend defensively and didn’t allow a goal in the two games. It was a good experience.”

UAB was ranked No. 18 in the national poll last week before falling out of the Top 25, but the Blazers still received votes, proving to be the toughest challenge for Dayton in the early stages of the season.

The Flyers and Blazers opened up the game with strong defense as shots were difficult to come by in the opening minutes. Both squads attempted to take control of the tempo of the contest as Dayton looked to complete the weekend sweep and UAB hoped to defend its home field.

At the half, the score remained 0-0 in a tough contest with the tournament title on the line. Through 45 minutes, the Flyers had two shots, three saves, and five fouls. UAB committed four fouls and recorded five shots.

The same style of play continued in the second half with the defenses controlling the pace. Once again, neither team was able to get the decisive goal in the second 45 minutes as the game was going to overtime.

Despite further attempts from both teams in each overtime, the score remained 0-0 through the extra time as the Flyers and Blazers finished in a 0-0 tie.

Junior Chris Froschauer recorded seven saves in the contest while Dayton recorded five shots on goal. UAB totaled 13 shots in the game.

The Flyers (2-2-1) will remain on the road for their next contest, a 7 p.m. start Friday, Sept. 19 at IUPUI.

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