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    Northwestern Ties Tigers, 1-1

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Gerardo Alvarez scored his third goal of the season against Princeton.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Gerardo Alvarez scored his third goal of the season against Princeton.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Oct. 23, 2005

    Box Score

    Northwestern 1, Princeton 1
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    PRINCETON, N.J. -- After 110 minutes of play, Northwestern's men's soccer team came away with a 1-1 draw with the Princeton Tigers Sunday. Gerardo Alvarez (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) scored in the 76th minute to tie the match at 1-1.

    Princeton got on the board first when the Tigers scored following a corner kick just under 10 minutes into the match.

    While the Tigers got off seven first-half shots, Northwestern goalkeeper Misha Rosenthal (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep) notched four saves in the first stanza, keeping the 'Cats within striking distance.

    The Wildcats went into the break down by one, but came out looking to establish themselves on the offensive end. Northwestern rattled off eight second-half shots, doubling the Tigers' second-half total.

    After a Princeton foul, Alvarez was awarded a free kick at the top of the box. Alvarez beat the Princeton keeper for his third goal of the season, and tied the score at 1-1.

    Regulation ended with the score still knotted at 1-1. After two 10-minute overtime sessions, the teams walked away with the 1-1 tie.

    Sophomore goalkeeper Will Briley (Longview, Texas/Longview) started the second half for Northwestern and played both overtime sessions. He totaled four saves, including three stops in the second overtime.

     

     

    For the match, the team statistics were nearly identical. Both teams tallied 14 shots, while Northwestern enjoyed a 9-8 corner kick advantage.

    With the tie, Northwestern moves to 8-4-2 on the season.

    The Wildcats return to action Friday, Oct. 28 at Ohio State.