Elizabethtown grabs OT win

Benjamin Knight © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Benjamin Knight © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Knight makes 11 saves for McDaniel in 2-1 double overtime loss to Blue Jays

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Dan Featherer found the back of the net with 2:38 remaining in the second overtime to lift Elizabethtown to a 2-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference men's soccer action on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays (6-0) held a commanding 26-6 advantage in shots but the Green Terror (3-4) got a career-high 11 saves from Benjamin Knight (Acton, Mass./Boxborough-Acton Regional), including a diving save with two seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra sessions.

The two teams battled through the first 10-minute overtime period without a goal and worked through the first seven minutes of the second extra session without a tally.

In the 108th minute, Geoff Cochrane served a ball into the box that Fetherer gathered, turned and blasted into the back of the net for the game-winner.

Off a scramble in front of the net, Javeim Blanchette knocked home a shot at the 33:39 mark to stake Elizabethtown to a 1-0 first-half lead.

In the 62nd minute, Marrio Davis (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) found Max Rutherford (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill), who evened the game with a shot from 10 yards out.

In addition to their 20-shot advantage, the Blue Jays also had an 8-2 edge in corner kicks.

The Green Terror returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            OT            2OT            -            F
McDaniel (3-4)                                    0            1            0            0            -            1
Elizabethtown (6-0)                        1            0            0            1            -            2

Scoring Summary:
E - Javeim Blanchette, 33:39
M - Max Rutherford (Marrio Davis), 61:18
E - Dan Featherer (Geoff Cochrane), 107:22

Shots: M 6, E 26. Corner Kicks: M 2, E 8. Fouls: M 15, E 12. Saves: M 11 (Benjamin Knight), E 1 (Andy Barnes 0, 0 GA, 45 MP; Eric Carr 3, 1 GA, 62 MP).