October 11, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio – The No. 19 University of Dayton men’s soccer team took on George Washington in the first Atlantic 10 game of the season on Friday. After 110 minutes though, neither team was able to score, resulting in Dayton’s first tie of the season.

It took a while for both teams to settle in as shots were hard to come by. Dayton pushed the tempo offensively, but passes in the final third were heavily contested.

Through the first 30 minutes of play, the Flyers had just two shots on goal while GW had none.

The score remained tied 0-0 as both teams went into the locker rooms at the half. At the break, Dayton had totaled three shots on goal in nine total attempts. The Colonials had three total shots, none of which were on goal.

It was an aggressive half for both teams defensively as UD and GW recorded eight fouls each. The Flyers had more corner attempts as well, with four compared to the Colonials two.

The second half continued with the same pace as the first 45 minutes. Dayton held the momentum, but was unable to capitalize on its chances. GW on the other hand held strong in the back line, preventing any easy opportunities for the 19th-ranked Flyers.

After 90 minutes of play, the score remained at 0-0. Neither team was able to strike in regulation, forcing overtime at Baujan for the second straight contest.

Nothing changed in the first overtime period, meaning another double overtime game for the Flyers.

Dayton battled in the second overtime period and had a number of chances. An offside call negated a potential game-winning goal for the Flyers in the late stages of the contest.

In the end, the Flyers were unable to get the deciding goal as they tied the Colonials 1-0 Friday night.

Dayton had a number of opportunities in the game, totaling 21 shots, six of which were on goal. GW had 10 total shots and three shots on goal. In a game that saw three yellow cards and 36 fouls, physicality was a major component.

Goalkeeper Chris Froschauer had three saves in the contest while six Flyers played all 110 minutes in the game.

The Flyers (10-0-1) will continue in A-10 play with Fordham visiting Baujan Field on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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