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Men's soccer plays Trinity to scoreless draw

LEWISTON, Maine -- There was plenty of action in a well-played and even game between the Bates College and Trinity College men's soccer teams on Sunday at Russell Street Field, but no goals scored, leaving the NESCAC rivals with a 0-0 tie to show for all their effort.

With each side generating its fair share of scoring chances, Bates (1-2-1, 0-2-1 NESCAC) outshot Trinity (2-1-1, 1-1-1 NESCAC) by a 21-14 margin, including a 4-0 edge in the first overtime period, when the Bobcats had the wind at their backs.

The teams switched ends for the final 10-minute overtime, and both sides got off two shots apiece, though the Bantams tested Bates first-year goalie Zach Shabman (Scarsdale, N.Y.), forcing him to make two saves to preserve the stalemate.

Shabman made five saves in all to earn his first collegiate shutout, a 110-minute one at that. Meanwhile, Trinity's James Ciano was credited with eight saves in his shutout effort.

Trinity was whistled for 22 fouls to Bates' nine, and the Bantams were yellow-carded three times in the contest.

Jason Symonette put both of his two shot attempts on goal for Trinity; Alex Harvey led the Bantams with three shots taken. For Bates, senior Ethan Hirshberg (Concord, N.H.) put two of his five shots on goal, and senior John Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine) put two of his four attempts on net.

Bates plays a non-conference game at Thomas College next Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:30pm. Trinity hosts Connecticut College in a NESCAC game on Saturday at 12pm.