PAVILION — The Cal-Mum boys soccer team played to a scoreless tie against Pavilion earlier tonight.
Both teams possessed the ball in their offensive zones in the first half, but Pavilion was able to get more shots off. Raiders senior goalie Jaron Schultz had a busy first half with 5 saves in addition to defending a Pavilion penalty shot that went wide.
“We had a couple of blown marks, and that’s where they got the penalty kick, but Jaron in goal saved us when he had to,” Raiders coach Chuck Martelle said.
The second half featured more of the same, with both teams going back and forth with opportunities.
“We have very good conditioning and a lot of players, so it helps. I knew that was a big difference for us. That’s why we were able to get a lot more possessions in the second half, just because guys weren’t as tired,” Martelle said.
When the final whistle blew, neither team was able to pull away, which led to overtime. Even with a larger roster, the game clearly wore on the Raiders when several players went down and had to be replaced because of cramps and other injuries.
With the seconds ticking away in the second overtime, it was clear that neither team would be able to pull away, and the Raiders went back to Caledonia with a 0-0 tie.
Cal-Mum (0-1-1) next travels to Hornell on Wednesday to play the Red Raiders.