TOWSON, Md. - Daniel Grundei's goal in the 78th minute of regulation tied the score and helped the Towson men's soccer team to a 1-1 tie in double overtime against the William & Mary Tribe Saturday afternoon in front of a large crowd at the Tiger Soccer Complex.
Grundei scored the game-tying goal as a result of a well-placed corner kick by Matteo Vertucci, which Grundei headed into the net.
The goal gave Towson (4-5-1, 2-1-1 CAA) a shot of energy after the Tribe (2-7-3, 0-2-2) controlled the ball and established a frantic pace of play for much of the game.
"We started slow because of some emotion," Towson head coach Frank Olszewski said. "We weren't thinking. But in the second half, we settled down and moved the ball. That's when things started to turn in our favor. It was a resilient effort."
William & Mary scored on an own goal after a free kick by Ryan Flesch was deflected by a Towson defender in front of the goal, putting the Tribe in front by a 1-0 margin with under seven minutes remaining in the opening period. The Tribe attempted 11 shots in the half and limited the Tigers to just four.
However, despite the pace, Towson freshman goalkeeper Felix Petermann was unfazed and finished the game matching a season-high with six saves. He also had six saves against Delaware on Wednesday.
Though the Tigers were outshot 15-13 for the game, Towson held a 3-1 edge in shots in the overtime periods.
Towson will next face Hofstra on the road Wednesday night.