Bonin sets shutout record as UChicago men’s soccer ties Case 0-0

Hill Bonin
Hill Bonin

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The University of Chicago men's soccer team went to overtime for the third time this season on Friday night, but the Maroons did not come out with a victory this time. UChicago ended with a 0-0 tie in double overtime at Case Western Reserve University.

The No. 1-ranked Maroons ran their record to 15-0-1 and 4-0-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The Spartans moved to 5-7-4 and 0-2-3 in UAA action.

UChicago controlled the action throughout and kept narrowly missing out on the go-ahead goal. Senior forward Brenton Desai was consistently closest to finishing the job. He hit the post in the 20th minute and saw a pair of his shots saved by Case defenders in the 53rd and 73rd minutes to keep the Maroons off the scoreboard.

In the first overtime, junior midfielder Andre Abedian hit the post in the 98th minute. Three minutes later in the 101st minute, Desai connected with the post once again. UChicago took six shots in the second overtime but was ultimately stymied as the game ended in a scoreless tie.

Junior goalkeeper Hill Bonin (15-0-1) made two saves in 110 minutes of action between the pipes. He collected his 11th shutout of the year, which tied the single-season school record. Bonin now finds himself as UChicago's all-time leader in shutouts with 23. The previous record of 22 was held by Keith Crum (2004-06).

The Maroons ended up with a 23-7 lead in shots and a 9-1 margin in corner kicks.

NEXT GAME:

  • Sunday, Oct. 30 – UChicago at Carnegie Mellon University, 1:00 PM (ET)