Emmitsburg, Md. (September 28, 2018)--Goalkeeper Bobby Edwards recorded nine saves as the Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie with Fairleigh Dickinson at Waldron Family Stadium on Friday night. The game was the Northeast Conference opener for both teams. The Mountaineers record moves to 1-5-3 overall and 0-0-1 in the NEC.
In a tight first half, Edwards came up with a big save with just under two minutes remaining in the half to keep the game scoreless. Fairleigh Dickinson's Ahu Obhakhan received the ball in the box from eight yards out, but Edwards was able to reach out and made a save with his foot to deny the Knights the go-ahead goal. Edwards made four more saves in the second half, including one from point blank range on Jacob Labovitz with just over 18 minutes left in the second half. FDU (3-4-3, 0-0-1 NEC) had one more solid scoring opportunity in the half, but Edwards stopped a header by Wojciech Piwowarczyk in the 88th minute.
In the first overtime, FDU's Daniel Lasarte sent in a long shot from the left side that Edwards just tipped, with the ball caroming off the goal post. The rebound went to Labovitz in front of the goal, but he sent his shot high. The Knights had a man advantage for the final 4:57 of the contest when the Mount's Yann Kouemi received his second yellow card of the contest. The Mountaineers, however, were able to hold FDU off the scoreboard to earn the tie.
FDU held a 21-to-6 advantage in shots and an 8-to-1 margin in corner kicks. Edwards made nine saves in the game while FDU goalkeeper Jahmali Waite did not have to record a save. Kouemi led the Mount offense with a pair of shots while Lasarte and Labovitz each had seven shots for Fairleigh Dickinson.
The Mountaineers are back in action on Friday, October 5, when Sacred Heart visits Waldron Family Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.