Men's soccer, St. Joseph's fit to be tied

FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington and St. Joseph's College battled to a 2-2 draw in non-conference men's soccer action today at Prescott Field.

The Beavers (1-2-2) are scheduled to kick off North Atlantic Conference action this weekend with a trip to Vermont to face Green Mountain College Saturday and Castleton State College Sunday. The Monks (4-4-1) are slated to host Emmanuel College Saturday in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play.

Dillon Clark (Old Town, Maine) and Jordan Hale (Falmouth, Maine) each tallied a goal as Farmington held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but each time the Monks came up with a counter.

Jack LaFreniere (Alton, N.H.) and Paul Robins (Cornwall, England) each netted a goal for the Monks.

Clark gave the Beavers a 1-0 intermission when the senior scored off a long cross by Viktor Nilsson (Linkoping, Sweden) 6:15 into the contest.

LaFreniere's header just out of the reach of the hands of Farmington keeper Tennessee Peters (Scarborough, Maine) at 53:07 evened the match at 1-1, but the Beavers came back at 60:12 with Hale converting on a play started by a Dan Horne (Bay Shore, N.Y.) into the box for the 2-1 lead.

Following a takedown inside the box, Robins converted a penalty kick at 79:01 to tie the contest at 2-2.

Down the stretch, each team came up with key defensive stops as Peters snuffed out two LaFreniere bids and survived a pair of corner kicks in the 87th minute, while Hale, after looping the ball over Monks netminder Nick Campasano (Goffstown, N.H.), had his shot cleared from the goal mouth by St. Joseph's Joe Happnie (Rockland, Mass.) with a minute left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Peters and Campasano each made a save in the first extra session as neither team could find a goal in the 2-2 stalemate.

Peters finished with 13 saves for the Beavers, who held a 23-20 shot advantage.

Campasano ended up with 10 stops for the Monks.