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Saxons tie Roberts-Wesleyan, 1-1, in double overtime

ALFRED, NY —The Alfred University men’s soccer team tied visiting Roberts-Wesleyan, 1-1, in double overtime Tuesday night.

Alfred got on the board first when senior midfielder Mark Nesbitt (Nunda, NY/Keshequa) scored off a cross from junior forward Eric Lavelle (Eden, NY/Eden). Roberts. The Raiders (8-6-2) answered the Saxons goal twenty-four minutes later, when Mike McGinnis tied the game 1-1. The scored remained 1-1, at the end of regulation. Despite chances for both teams in the two overtime periods, neither team was able to net the game winner, resulting in a draw.

Alfred outshot Roberts-Wesleyan 13-8. Junior goalie Elliot Thorpe (Highlands Ranch, CO/ Thunder Ridge) made four saves in goal for Alfred. Eric Read made three saves in goal for Roberts-Wesleyan.

Alfred (4-8-3, 0-5-0 E8) is in action next on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. against host Stevens Tech.