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Pirates Fall To Villanova In Overtime On Senior Day


Julian Kennedy scored his second goal of the year on his Senior Day
Nov. 5, 2015

Final Stats

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.

Turning Point

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.

Goals

SHU – 6th minute – Julian Kennedy (2) one-touch finish off Samuel Geiler cross (2)

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

The Hall honored its senior class of Danny Bartok, Julian Kennedy, Eric Lagg and Jeremy Witherspoon prior to the contest

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

Up Next

Thursday’s match marked the conclusion of the 2015 season for The Hall.