A non-conference matchup between the Carleton Knights and the Wartburg Knights ended in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday, with freshman forward Peter Passalino tallying the lone goal for Carleton, only for Wartburg forward Zubeen Azari to equalize less than one minute later.
The Carleton Knights came into Wednesday’s contest looking to dethrone the undefeated Wartburg Knights, but it was the Knights from Iowa that had the most encouraging start, with the Wartburg wingers running at the Carleton defense with relatively great success. However, despite Wartburg’s pacy wingers, Carleton edged the Iowans 8-7 in shots for the first half.
The sluggish first half for the Carleton Knights was a long memory at the start of the second half, and it only took the defending MIAC champions only 47 seconds to get the game’s opening goal. A through ball from sophomore forward Branden McGarrity to senior Will Corcoran gave the senior enough time to put a shot on frame. Wartburg goalkeeper Zak Kohlmeyer made the initial save, but his parried effort landed in the path of a streaking Passalino, who headed the looping ball into the back of the net to score his second goal of the season and give Carleton an one goal lead.
That lead, however, lasted only 37 seconds, as some clever attacking movement by Wartburg led to a breakaway for Azari, who slotted his shot past an onrushing Keenan Smith in goal to knot the score at 1-1. That scoreline remained through the end of the second half, and the match went into overtime.
Carleton dominated both overtime periods, with the best chance falling to junior defender Devin Tomson-Moylan, who had his point-blank shot from three yards saved by Kohlmeyer to keep Wartburg’s undefeated record. The draw brings Carleton’s record to 2-0-2, with their next match coming Saturday (9/14) versus Aurora University at 12 pm.