Daniel D’Ippolito equalized on his first goal as a Ram. (Photo courtesy of Fordham)
In a match that had plenty of action, goals, shots and yellow cards, the Fordham University men tied an NCAA Division I record for draws in a season on Saturday night.
The Rams rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Duquesne University in an Atlantic 10 match at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday night.
Fordham (3-2-9, 1-1-5) tied a record set by Providence (2005). St. John’s (2009), South Florida (2013), and UC Davis (2014).
There were 30 shots, 28 fouls and seven cautions in the encounter.
Duquesne opened the scoring in the 15th minute on a goal by Ask Ekeland. He scored on a 28-yard free kick to the upper left corner, his team-leading eighth of the year.
Two minutes later, the Dukes made it 2-0, when Maxi Hopfer’s cross from the right side found Jacob Casha in the center of the box for the 10-yard shot into the left side of the goal. It was his third of the season.
Fordham sliced the lead in half in the 26th minute. Ben Shepherd’s free kick cross found Timo Hummrich’s head for his third goal into the left side of the net.
The Rams almost knotted things up in the final seconds of the first half, as goalkeeper Domenic Nascimben made a diving save to the left post, foiling Daniel D’Ippolito.
D’Ippolito would not be denied an equalizer, as he scored his first career goal in the 47th minute off a cross from Hummrich.
Nascimben finished with 10 saves for Duquesne. Fordham’s Callum James had six saves.
Fordham hosts Princeton University at Jack Coffey Field on Tuesday at 7 p.m.