Men’s soccer plays to a draw with Illinois College

Andrew Belec

RICHMOND, Ind. – A total of 110 minutes of soccer was not enough to produce a go-ahead goal as Earlham College and Illinois College played to a double-overtime scoreless draw in a non-conference matchup on Saturday at Matlack-Messer Field.

Earlham's best chance at putting a goal up on the scoreboard came in the 55th minute when the Quakers were awarded a penalty kick. Junior Drew FitzGibbon took the attempt and sent his shot wide of the mark and over the crossbar.

Henry Wildes charted three saves in the Earlham goal while Blueboys keeper Raul Rubalcava tallied one save. Earlham outshot Illinois College, 9-8, over the 110 minutes of play, and each team had five corner kick opportunities.

Earlham men's soccer returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 11, when it travels to Wilmington, Ohio, to play Wilmington College. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.