By: Allison Lowe, assistant sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Capital men's soccer team battled Brockport to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Bernlohr Stadium. The Crusaders wrap up their sixth match with a record of 3-1-2, while the Golden Eagles sit at 5-2-1.
SPIRK GIVES CAPITAL THE LEAD
Sam Spirk (Wilmington, Ohio) scored the first goal of the match in the 38th minute to put the Crusaders on the board. The sophomore forward buried a shot from the edge of the box into the upper left corner, securing the 1-0 lead. This was Spirk's second goal of this season and seventh of his career.
BROCKPORT TIES IT UP
Brockport spent the remainder of the first half and majority of the second looking to tie up the score. The Golden Eagles found an equalizer with 10 minutes remaining in regulation from a penalty kick. In the 83rd minute, Brockport's Matthew Stefaniw was taken down in the box and sophomore Jacob Taylor was called for the foul. Stefaniw fired the ball into the lower left corner of the net, tying up the score.
Neither team could break through the opposing defense to get a shot off in the first overtime. Brockport had a 3-1 lead in shots in the second OT period. In the final seconds of the game, junior Riley Thomas took a shot in an attempt to put the Crusaders ahead, but was saved by Brockport's goalkeeper, Joseph Romano.
Capital hits the road for its next game against Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The match will be held at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex and kickoff is set for 7 p.m.