Myers Lifts Minutemen In Double Overtime
Sept. 20, 2003
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Senior Ptah Myers' (Columbus, Ohio) goal just 1:32 into the second overtime session ended a UMass comeback and lifted the Minutemen to a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Siena. The win moves UMass' record to 5-2-0, its fourth win in a row, and first road victory of the season.
The Minutemen's defense was again the name of the game, allowing the Saints only seven total shots, marking the third time in the last four games that UMass has held its opponent to under 10 shots. Siena, however, struck first when Ciao Silva found the lower right corner at the 17:24 mark for a 1-0 lead. The score remained that until Dan Colwell (Spencer, Mass.) tied the game up at the 65:35 mark. Colwell scored off a free kick into the upper left corner to knot the score at one. The Minutemen dominated the second half, outshooting the Saints, 6-2, after being outshot, 5-4, in the first half. However, UMass wasn't able to solve Patrick Henry, who make four second-half saves to send the game to overtime.
After a scoreless first overtime, Myers won the game in the second overtime. Sophomore Jason Scudamore (Shaker Heights, Ohio) played a pass through the box and Myers found the back of the net at 101:32 to give the Minutemen a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.
The Minutemen outshot Siena, 14-7, including 10-2 in the second half and overtime sessions, and drew 10 corners to the Saints' six. Freshman Nick Billman (St. Louis, Mo.) ran his record to 3-0-0, by making two saves.
UMass will conclude its non-conference slate next Saturday, Sept. 27, with a road game at New Hampshire, starting at 5:00 p.m. Atlantic 10 Conference play will begin the following weekend in Amherst.