Sunday, October 04, 2009
"We had a very good performance from our team today," said head coach Scott Calabrese. "We did a lot right as we outshot them, had the advantage in corners and had the ball for a majority of the match. The only thing we failed to do was score a goal. When you have so many chances you expect to score on one."
The Bucs (1-4-3, 0-0-1 A-Sun) exploded for 33 shots in the match with six coming on goal, while limiting the Spartans (3-4-1, 0-0-1 A-Sun) to only six shots with none on goal. ETSU also had the advantage in corners, 10-2.
"I think that bodes very well that we were able to get so many chances in a conference game," Calabrese said. "Conference games are usually very tight. We just need have a little more concentration in front of the goal. I think if we play like that for the rest of the season we will have a very successful run in conference. I am very proud of the effort and attitude of our guys today. If we continue to play like that goals will come.
In the first half, the Bucs had a couple good chances but couldn't get a result. Tony Nunes (
ETSU outshot the Spartans 17-4 in the second half as they Bucs held possession for much of the half. Jaron Westrbook (Round Rock,
Late in the second half things looked good for the Bucs as they started pouring on the shots. Alesi Osorio (
The Bucs held USC Upstate shot less in the two overtime periods, but could not get the game-winner as the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Sean Hoek (
The Bucs are back in action on Friday at 7 p.m. as they head to Mercer for a conference match. For more information on Buccaneer men's soccer and all other Buccaneer athletic news, please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
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