PITTSBURGH, PA -- The La Roche Redhawks and Franciscan Barons played to a thrilling 4-4 2OT draw on Wednesday afternoon. La Roche is now 4-7-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the AMCC.
Franciscan got on the board first with a goal in the twenty-fourth minute. Leo Herrman fired a shot from the right side and JP Bobak controlled the rebound for the opening tally.
The Barons' Sebastian Koehler scored in thirty-fourth minute for a two goal advantage.
La Roche cut into the lead just a minute before halftime. Abduljawad found Tyler Grebur in the right corner of the box and Grebur drew the foul for a Redhawk PK. Vicent converted the strike just left of the keeper for a 2-1 game.
Coach Day drew up a game plan for the second half and the Redhawks struck for a second time. Vicent buried a feed from Abduljawad to tie it at 2-2 just three minutes into the second half.
Franciscan got a foot on an open goal in the fifty-fifth minute and Franciscan's best chance came in the seventieth minute. A Baron striker was fouled in the box for a penalty kick but Austin Gorman made a terrific diving stop to keep the score tied.
The Redhawks grabbed the lead with a goal in the seventy-ninth minute. Kyle Harriet sent a ball through the Franciscan defense and Abduljawad deked out the Baron keeper for the tally.
Franciscan answered less than a minute later but Vicent and Ansede connected with six minutes left and a 4-3 lead. The Redhawks again caught Franciscan flat footed and Ansede buried his tenth goal of the season.
The Barons responded with a goal a minute later. Tom Spagnolo nearly found the winner with a minute left but his curling shot caught the post.
Gorman made a tough stop two minutes into overtime and then made a game saving one in the second overtime.
La Roche outshot Franciscan 27-21 and held the Barons without a corner kick. Vicent finished with two goal and an assist and Gorman made nine saves.
The Redhawks will welcome Hilbert to campus this Saturday. Hilbert is winless on the season.