Hamilton men's soccer defeated in 2OT

by Jim Taylor
September 11, 2012

User Kushaina '14 scored with 4:25 left in the second sudden-victory overtime period to lift Williams College to a 2-1 win against Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Love Field on Sept. 11.

Kushaina finished with one goal and one assist for Williams, which has won 12 in a row against the Continentals, and leads the all-time series 31-1-4. Matt Muralles '15 added a goal, and Patrick Ebobisse '13 and Chris Conder '15 were credited with one assist apiece. Peter Morrell '14 made six saves, including one in the second overtime.

Hennie Bosman '13 scored Hamilton's goal and Griffin Abbott '15 picked up the assist. Eric Boole '13 stopped six shots, including two in the first extra period.

Conder started the play that led to the game-winning goal with a pass to Ebobisse on the right-hand side of the box. Ebobisse turned and sent a low, hard pass across the box to a charging Kushaina for a one-timer from the left side of the goal.

Hamilton (1-2-0 overall, 0-2-0 NESCAC) grabbed a 1-0 lead just 2 minutes, 18 seconds into the first half. Abbott dribbled down the left flank and sent a high cross to Bosman, who headed the ball into the back of the net from close range on the right-hand side of the goal.

The Ephs (3-0-0, 2-0-0) struck back in the 15th minute on a play that looked similar to the game-winning goal. Kushaina had the ball on the right just outside the box and fired a pass across the goal mouth. The ball skipped past two players and came to a wide-open Muralles, who redirected the cross from point-blank range on the left side of the goal.

Abbott nearly won the game for the Continentals in regulation with two high, hard shots that were knocked away by Morrell in the final five minutes of the second half. The second shot by Abbott was headed for the top-right corner of the goal with just more than a minute left.

Boole made two saves in the first overtime period, and Morrell made a nice stop on Bosman just two minutes before Kushaina's game-winner. Williams owned an 18-16 edge in shots, and both teams took five corner kicks.

Hamilton travels to Connecticut College for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Ephs are at Trinity College for conference action on Saturday as well.

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