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'Roo Men's Soccer Battles UTD to 3-3 Draw

'Roo Men's Soccer Battles UTD to 3-3 Draw

The Austin College men's soccer team battled the visiting University of Texas-Dallas to a 3-3 double over time draw on Sunday, bringing the team's record to 0-3-2 overall this season. Thomas Quick tallied a pair of goals for the 'Roos.

The Comets, who entered the day ranked No. 17 in the nation by, got on the board first with a goal by Roman Rodriguez in the 29th minute of action but Austin College squared things up just before the break when Quick beat three UTD defenders and blasted a shot off the crossbar and into the net in the 43rd minute.

Early in the second half the 'Roos got a goal from Chris Abad-Jacobi, who collected a deflection and drilled a shot into the lower left corner just inside the post to make it a 2-1 game in the 49th minute but the Comets responded three minutes later when Omar Jaroun headed home a goal to equalize.

The game remained square until the 75th minute when Rodriguez chipped a shot from 12 yards out over Austin College keeper Andrew Celio, but the 'Roos answered back almost immediately when Quick scored on an assist from Joey Alcocer in the 77th minute. Each team would get chances in regulation to earn the win, but neither side was able to tally as the game went into overtime.

In the first overtime period, UTD held a 3-1 shot advantage but once again neither team was able to score, and in the second overtime the Comets nearly ended it in the 105th minute but Rodriguez's header went just over the top of the goal and the game would end in a draw.

The Comets held a 28-9 shot advantage in the match, but Celio made six saves for Austin College to help the 'Roos earn the tie.

Austin College is back in action on Friday when they host Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Trinity University, currently ranked No. 4 in the nation by the NSCAA and No. 9 by

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.