St. PETER, Minn. – The Puget Sound men's soccer team played to a 2-2 tie on Friday on its 2012 season opener against St. Thomas. Colin McIntosh scored the equalizer in the 87th minute to help secure the tie.
Both Logger goals came with little time on the clock on the tail ends of both halves. Alex Bernhardt put the Tommies (0-0-1) on top in the 16th minute when he pushed a cross from Brett Day into the back of the net. Chris Shaw drove home the Loggers first goal in the 44th minute on an unassisted play to draw the score even 1-1 at the half.
With time winding down, the Tommies struck again in the 81st minute. This time Day scored on an assist from Macalester Enderson. As time continued to fade away, the Loggers were able to earn a corner that was cleared away. Sean Ryan then took a throw-in in the 87th minute, which McIntosh drove home to once again knot the match in the waning moments of the half.
The Loggers almost came away with the gamewinner in the 88th minute but Ryn's header was saved to keep the tie intact.
The Tommmies were able to get off more shots in the overtime periods but both teams were equal in getting one shot on goal. Chris McDonald came up big for the Loggers in the first overtime when he saved the Tommies shot on goal in the 96th minute.
Landon Gauthier fired the last of his team-high six shots in the 109th minute but Mitchell Wolff was there to make the save for the TOmmies as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Loggers are back on the pitch tomorrow to take on the host, Gustavus Adolphus, at noon (PT).