Grey's heroics lift MCLA Men's Soccer to comeback victory over Cobleskill 2-1 in double OT

Grey's heroics lift MCLA Men's Soccer to comeback victory over Cobleskill 2-1 in double OT

North Adams, MA- Romeo Grey outraced the Cobleskill defense to a loose ball with just 19 seconds left in double overtime completing a 2-1 comeback victory for the MCLA Trailblazers over the visiting Tigers at Shewcraft Field.  The goal was Grey's second this season and improves MCLA's record to 2-3 while Cobleskill drops to 1-4 on the season.

With time ticking down, the game appeared headed to a draw.  MCLA's Khalil Kareh would send a ball forward hoping to connect with a streaking Grey.  Cobleskill keeper Josh Mazur collided with his teammate leaving Grey all alone to punch it in.  He calmly potted the shot giving MCLA the comeback victory after MCLA trailed for the first 84 minutes of play.

The opening half saw visiting Cobleskill control much of the action and possession.  The Fighting Tigers would break thru just 16 minutes into the game.  After an MCLA foul just past midfield, Cobleskill's Jake Bunker would loft a ball into the box.  Tiger David Vosatka would get his head on it and send it past keeper Kamron Anderson and Cobleskill led 1-0.  The score remained that way into halftime as the Tigers owned a sizable shot advantage in the opening half.

Neither team could find the net until late in the second half.  Cobleskill committed a foul deep in MCLA territory giving the hosts a free kick.  Ryan Wanek sent the ball into Cobleskill's side of the field and Romeo Grey beat all defenders to it.  He would go into the box in a two on one situation with Oscar Castro.  After the defender committed, Grey slipped a pass to Castro who just beat the keeper to the ball and flicked it home tying the game at 1-1 in the 84th minute of play.  The goal was Castro's first of the season.

Neither team could score in the first OT.  MCLA had a golden chance to end it, but Wanek's header went wide off a corner kick late in the OT. 

Mazur stopped three shots and was tagged with the loss for Cobleskill.  The Tigers outshot MCLA 19-11 in the game.

Anderson earned the win stopping a season best ten shots between the pipes.

MCLA will start MASCAC play on Friday night when they travel to Worcester State


Castro nets tying goal late in second half