Soccer Battles Butler to Double Overtime Draw, 2-2
Oct. 10, 2003
Chicago, Ill.- The UIC men's soccer team experienced a first for the 2003 season, battling Horizon League rival Butler to a double overtime draw, 2-2, on a sunny Friday afternoon at Flames Field.
The Flames (6-4-1, 0-2-1 Horizon League) held an early 2-0 lead thanks to first period goals from senior Nate Day and freshman Eric Cervantes, but they could not hold on as the Bulldogs (5-5-3, 1-0-1 Horizon League) rallied for two unanswered goals in the second half that capped the scoring for the day.
Day started the scoring with a one-timer past Butler keeper Evan Feinhardt in the 2nd minute of the contest. Sophomore John DeVae assisted the goal with a crafty pass to Day.
Cervantes added another score later in the period off of a give-and-go with Tyler Cuba to beat Feinhardt in the 33rd minute.
Butler cut the lead in half with a goal in the 51st minute. Cory Edgington knocked in a Chance Ernst kick that rebounded off of UIC keeper Ross Cain. Three minutes later, John Mariscalco took a free kick and converted for the tying goal.
The Flames outshot the Bulldogs 24-16, including a 12-5 edge in the first period, but could not get anything else through the posts.
Cain played solid in his 110 minutes of goalkeeping, allowing only two goals and saving eight shots. Feinhardt recovered from the early miscues to finish with seven saves.
The match was physical throughout as each team was charged with 12 fouls and two cautions apiece.
The Flames return to Horizon League action on Thursday, October 16th for a battle with Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 3 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wis.