BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - For the fourth time this season, the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer team competed for 110 minutes as the Hawks battled to a 0-0 draw at St. Francis on Thursday evening. With the draw, SJU stands at 1-3-4 overall.
For the game, St. Francis (4-2-1) doubled Saint Joseph’s in shots (25-12) but landed just six of those shots on goal (24 percent) compared to SJU’s six (50 percent). Sophomore midfielder Tim Lazorko landed all five of his shots on goal in a full 110:00.
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Andrew D’Ottavi (1-3-4) made four saves to record his third shutout of the season. The blank sheet also gives D’Ottavi the eighth of his career to tie him for sixth all-time in career shutouts on Hawk Hill.
D’Ottavi got help on the defensive end from sophomore forward Emmanuel Temeh. Just one minute after subbing into the game, Temeh made the defensive play that would help keep the Terriers off the scoreboard. In the 32nd minute, St. Francis’ John Johansson took a shot on goal, but Temeh was credited with a team save after clearing the ball out of the goal area.
St. Francis fired off three shots in the 56th and 60th minutes, but SJU’s defensive unit continued their dominance by blocking all three shots. The Hawks would block five shots in the match, with four coming in the second half and the fifth coming in the 106th minute of play.
The Terriers held an 11-5 advantage in corner kicks while the Hawks were whistled for 21 of a total 35 fouls in the match.
Saint Joseph’s returns to action at Howard this Sunday, September 29. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Greene Stadium.