SAN ANTONIO, Texas – In a nationally-ranked thriller under the lights, the No. 3-ranked University of Chicago men's soccer team tied with No. 17-ranked Trinity University (Texas) 3-3 on Sunday night.
The Maroons wrapped up their weekend Texas road trip with a 1-0-1 mark.
The back-and-forth affair played to UChicago's advantage early on, as Max Lopez put on a shot on goal in the opening five minutes then tallied the first score eight minutes in. The senior forward was assisted on the play by sophomore midfielder Carter Romero.
In the 17th minute, junior forward Dayo Adeosun made it 2-0 with Lopez assisting. But shortly before halftime, the hosts halved the deficit with a strike in the 42nd minute. The even play of the first 45 minutes was demonstrated by the narrow 8-7 shot advantage for the Maroons.
UChicago's lead expanded to 3-1 when senior forward Matthew Koh tallied his second goal of the season. Lopez setup the tally once again for his classmate. However, the Tigers became more aggressive and pressured UChicago's defense effectively. A pair of goals in the 69th and 75th minutes stole all the visitors' momentum as the score knotted at 3-3.
Two 10-minute overtime sessions commenced but no further scores were forthcoming. The Maroons had the better of the action with a 5-1 shot advantage.
In the final stats, UChicago led shots 21-20 while corner kicks were 7-2 in favor of Trinity. The physical matchup featured a combined 40 fouls, seven yellow cards and two red cards.
Starting goalkeeper Aaron Katsimpalis (1-0-1) made five saves with three goals allowed.
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