The Seton Hall men’s soccer team drew 0-0 in an overtime match with Hofstra University at home on Thursday night. Although each team came up empty handed, chances were seen on both sides of the ball.
The Pirates were able to get downfield multiple times on the Pride, totaling 14 shots on their opponents. Yet, a majority of the shots did not come from just one player. Freshman CJ Tibbling led Seton Hall with four shots, but eight different players overall were able to get a boot on the ball at some point for the Pirates. But, even with all the penetration to Hofstra’s side of the field, the Hall could only put three of those shots on goal.
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“We always want a lot of players to take responsibility and be brave and take shots,” coach Andreas Lindberg said. “It is good that we have 14 shots, it is not great we are not scoring any of them. Some shots you score, sometimes you do not. It would be worrisome if we did not get to any chances. We created enough chances I thought to win the game.”
Shots were not just firing from Seton Hall’s side, as Hofstra registered 13 shots of its own to keep the game at its offensive pace. Andreas Nota, between the pipes for Seton Hall on the night, was able to make five saves to ensure a clean sheet.
“I was not happy how we give the ball away in possession to get those chances,” Lindberg said. “But, we got a shutout in 110 minutes, and that’s a good thing coming off a poor loss the other day where we did not play as a team and were not very cohesive. This was a step forward for sure.”
The Pirates will play next on September 15, opening Big East play against St. John’s. Similar to the women’s team, after a long time away from the pitch between games, the Hall will go up against multiple opponents in a short stretch, as it will be five opponents in 14 days.
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