BINGHAMTON — Kyle McCarthy’s goal with 45 seconds left in the second half forced overtime for the Clinton Community College men’s soccer team Saturday afternoon against Broome Community College.
But Spenser Nagle’s goal with 2:04 remaining in the first overtime lifted the hosts to a 3-2 win.
“It was frustrating for us to lose in overtime,” Clinton coach Gene Bushey said. “We got outshot, but we were hoping for at least a tie.”
The Cougars grabbed an early lead when McCarthy tallied his first goal of the game, with Alex Davison assisting, at 5:34 of the first half.
It remained 1-0 until the second half when Robbie Hoover tied it for Broome at 4:26 and then Isaac Leab at 34:21 to put the hosts ahead.
The Cougars, however, battled back to force overtime when McCarthy scored off a Matt Follett assist.
“I think we caught them off guard at the start,” Bushey said. “But once they got organized, they started to pressure us and began to dominate much of the game. Adam Goldfarb stopped a penalty kick in goal for us in the first half that kept us in the lead.
“They continued to dominate a lot of the play in the second half when they took the lead. But we made a great comeback to force overtime.”
Nagle, however, spoiled the day for the Cougars when he scored 7:56 into the overtime.
“He was at the top of the box and put a shot into the top corner,” Bushey said. “It was a great shot, but we gave him too much time.
“We still played well defensively, especially in the first half.”
Broome held a 27-9 advantage in shots and Alex Arbes made five saves in net for the hosts. Goldfarb finished with 18 stops for the Cougars.
Clinton will play Word of Life on Wednesday.
Broome 3, Clinton 2 (OT)