SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Seton Hall men’s soccer team dropped its 2015 finale to Villanova by a score of 3-2 in overtime on Thursday afternoon at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Pirates (0-15-1, 0-9-0 BIG EAST) got goals from Spencer Burkhardt (Palmyra, Pa.) and Julian Kennedy (Nindorf, Germany) in the setback.
Two first-half goals gave The Hall a 2-0 lead at the break, which it held until Villanova (9-8-0, 4-5-0) struck twice in a span of less than a minute in the 77th and 78th. That forced an extra period, and six minutes into overtime Sean Sheridan struck for his second of the game to lift the Wildcats to a golden goal victory.
The Pirates held a 22-15 edge in shots for the match, firing a season-high in attempts led by Samuel Geiler (Offenburg, Germany) with six. Geiler also assisted on both Pirate goals, rounding his total to three for the season.
In a span of 59 seconds starting at 76:37, Villanova scored twice to erase a 2-0 deficit and tie the match. Sheridan notched the first goal with a header off a corner kick, before Max Kroschwitz tallied off a long throw-in for the second.
SHU – 38th minute – Spencer Burkhardt (2) diagonal shot across box off Geiler (3) through-ball
VU – 77th minute – Sean Sheridan (7) header off Miguel Polley corner kick
VU – 78th minute – Max Kroschwitz finished scramble after long throw-in
VU – 96th minute – Sheridan received long throw from Kroschwitz and finished across box
Inside The Numbers
The 22 shots for The Hall were a season-best and the second time in 2015 they notched 20 or more
Samuel Geiler’s six shots were the most for a Pirate in a game this season
Geiler also notched the first two-assist effort for a Pirate in 2015
Julian Kennedy finished his senior season with five points; his previous season-high was one
News and Notes
Brandon Barnes (Cary, Ill.) made five saves to give him 12 over his last two matches, most in a two-game span for any Pirate keeper this season
The 37 combined shots for the two sides mark the most in a game for The Hall this season
Thursday’s match marked the conclusion of the 2015 season for The Hall.