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Men's Soccer Battles to 0-0 Draw at UNC-Pembroke

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PEMBROKE, N.C. Ė Pfeiffer University and host UNC-Pembroke battled to a scoreless draw through 110 minutes of double overtime, menís soccer action on Friday night at the Varsity Grounds. The Braves outshot Pfeiffer 25-15, but none of the 40 combined shots would find the back of the net. The Falcons remain winless on the year now 0-2-1 while the Braves move to 1-2-1.

UNCP put eight shots up to Pfeifferís two in the first half as Alex Moreno (Huntersville, NC) would make a match-high eight saves on the night. Rondell Honors took a pair of shots midway through the period with one being blocked and the other sailing high. Johannes Tisell (Moindal, SWEDEN) took both of the visitorís shots with one being turned aside by Braves net minder Ryan Hanson and the other missing above the cage.

The Falcons had a great opportunity in the 59th minute as Alex Landim (Brockton, MA) fired a shot that clanked off the crossbar keeping the contest deadlocked at nil. With just a little over six minutes remaining in regulation, Moreno would make his biggest save of the night turning away a penalty kick by Hondell in the 84th minute.

UNCP had four shots in the first extra session with Moreno turning away one while watching the other get knocked down by the Falcon defense or sail wide. Boo Tesh (Kannapolis, NC) had the only first OT shot for Pfeiffer on a header saved by Hanson.

Tesh, along with Fahret Salihovic (Charlotte, NC), Dany Bardizbanian (Milledgeville, GA) and Nick Brindley (Northamptonshire, ENGLAND) would each have shots blocked by the Braves defense early in the second extra session before UNCPís Andrew Brown took the gameís final shot sailing above Moreno for the 0-0 tie.

Pfeiffer will get back to action on Tuesday night, traveling to Queens for their 2010 Conference Carolinas opener at 7:30 p.m.

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