Hamline News

September 29, 2012

Men's Soccer Drops Shootout To St. Thomas

Sam Slagle

The Piper men's soccer teams  had two of the niftiest plays of the afternoon but St. Thomas' Nick Rapisarda (three goals, one assist) was too much to handle. As a result, Hamline lost a freewheeling 4-2 game on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Paterson Field.

Tyler Tallaksen and Greg Northrop had the tallies for the Pipers, who fell to 2-8-1 overall, 0-5 in the MIAC.

For 85 minutes, though, HU scared the bejeebers out of the league's lone undefeated team. Rapisarda scored six minutes into the game to give the visitors a lead that stood until 26:28 when Tallaksen, stationed at the right of the goal, alertly re-directed a Sam Slagle (pictured at right) corner for his second goal of the season. 

The Tommies regained the lead early in the second half but the Pipers kept the score at 2-1 until a wild segment that three goals scored in a span of less two minutes.

Rapisarda set up teammate Ryan Bernhardt to make it 3-1. 39 seconds later, Northrop took Abbai Habte's pass and drilled it home to make it a one-goal game again at 3-2. However, Rapisarda potted a third goal to end the scoring.

Eric Feil had five saves in goal for Hamline.

Hamline now has a week off. Their next game is October 6 at St. Mary's.

St. Thomas boxscore