Defense Helps Phoenix Men's Soccer to Scoreless Draw

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Release: September 09, 2012
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William Donovan (pictured) and Defrim Ramushevski earned spots on the Dayton Marriott Classic all-tournament team.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

DAYTON, Ohio (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's soccer team used a strong defensive effort from keeper Max Nimmo (Janesville, Wis.) and the back line to earn a 0-0 double overtime scoreless draw against undefeated Missouri State (4-0-2) to conclude the Dayton Marriott Classic.

The strong defensive effort by the Phoenix (2-2-1) landed Defrim Ramushevski (South Milwaukee, Wis.) and William Donovan (St. Charles, Mo.) on the Marriott Classic All-Tournament Team. Green Bay's opening game of the tournament against host Dayton on Friday night was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Missouri State came into the game with four consecutive shutouts and threatened to get an early goal, but Nimmo stopped shots in the seventh and 15th minutes to keep the score 0-0.

Green Bay took control of possession over the next 10 minutes, firing three shots and garnering two corner kicks. Shots by Alonso Flores (Chicago, Ill.) and Jordan Dover (Ontario, Canada) were stopped during the stretch by MSU keeper Andrew Riggs, who stopped six shots in the game.

Shots were 6-5 in favor of Missouri State as the two teams were scoreless at the break.

Nimmo, starting in place of injured Phoenix keeper Ryan Wehking (St. Louis, Mo.), stepped up big in the second half and overtime, making five saves to keep the slate clean.

In the first overtime, Green Bay fired two shots, including AJ Patterson's (Menomenee Falls, Wis.) shot in the 97th minute which was stopped by Riggs.

Flores and Sam Krenzien (Wauwatosa, Wis.) each fired two shots for the Phoenix, who finished with nine shots as a team.

Green Bay returns to action on Friday, Sept. 14, playing its Horizon League opener at Detroit at 4 p.m.

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