Colgate Edges Army, 3-2, In Overtime

Josh Koeppe

Josh Koeppe

Oct. 15, 2011

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HAMILTON, N.Y. - Shane Conlin scored off an assist from Jimmy McLaughlin late in the first overtime period as Colgate slipped past Army, 3-2, in a Patriot League men's soccer match Saturday afternoon at Van Doren Field.

Junior Josh Koeppe scored a goal and assisted on David Rouleau's game-tying marker as Army battled from behind to force overtime against the preseason favorites.

Colgate (8-3-2, 2-1-1 PL) opened the scoring in the 17th minute as Steven Miller took a feed from Mike Garzi and beat Army freshman goalkeeper John Marinelli to give the Raiders an early 1-0 advantage.

The Black Knights (5-8-0, 1-3-0 PL) tied the score at 1-1 early in the second half when junior Josh Koeppe blasted a rocket of a shot from the top of the box into the upper left-hand corner of the cage. The goal, which came in the 49th minute, was assisted by freshman Devin Perlee.

Colgate reclaimed the lead in the 71st minute when Miller converted a penalty kick.

Army tallied the equalizer late in regulation when freshman David Rouleau scored off an assist from Koeppe in the 86th minute.

That set the stage for Conlin, who took a pass from McLaughlin and beat Marinelli in the 98th minute to send the Raiders to the victory.

Colgate outshot Army, 12-7, and the Raiders enjoyed an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.

Miller paced Colgate with a game-high five shots. Koeppe registered a team-best three shots.

Marinelli (5-8-0) was credited with two saves in the setback. Chris Miller (1-0-0) played the entire second half and overtime and earned the win for Colgate.

"We had some really great moments today, and some learning moments," said Army head coach Russell Payne. "I'm very proud of this team. We'll regroup immediately and get ready for Iona."

Army concludes its three-game road trip on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the Black Knights travel to New Rochelle, N.Y., to face nationally-ranked Iona. Kickoff for the midweek matchup is slated for 3 p.m.

Match Notes: Army falls to 32-23-5 all-time versus Colgate ... Army has lost to Colgate in each of the last seven seasons ... the Black Knights are 2-1-0 in overtime contests this season ... Josh Koeppe's goal was his team-leading fourth of the season ... David Rouleau's goal was his first career tally ... Koeppe's assist was his second of the season ... Devin Perlee's assist was his second career helper.

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