Max Rogers scored Fordham’s lone goal. (Photo courtesy of Fordham University)
WILSON, N.C. – The Fordham University men battled 10th-seeded Marshall University and the heat and humidity, but in extratime, 2-1 in the second round NCAA Division I tournament Sunday.
Milo Yosef scored his second goal of the match in the 97th minute, scoring off an assist by Jamil Roberts from the near side to the center of the box. It was Yosef’s fourth goal of the season.
The Rams (7-2-1) took the action right to the Thundering Herd over the opening 20 minutes, getting the first corner kick chance and first two shots.
Marshall tallied in the 25th minute. Vitor Dias found his way to the endline to the right of the goal and played the ball back to Milo Yosef for the one-timer from nine yards.
Fordham found the equalizer in the 43rd minute. Jack Sluys played a long ball forward from just behind the midfield line into the box. Alberto Pangrazzi won the header to Galen Flynn in the box and he chested the ball forward. Max Rogers chipped the ball inside the left post for his second goal of the season.
The second half saw Fordham goalkeeper Josh Levine deny Marshall a possible go-ahead goal several times, highlighted by an 80th-minute sliding save on Vinicius Fernandes.
The Rams almost got the break they needed in the 88th minute on Galen Flynn’s shot, which goalkeeper Oliver Semmle just got a fingertip on and went off the right post. Fordham could not convert the rebound.
Levine smothered a shot in the final seconds of regulation.