Hurricanes, Cosmos-fit to be tied

In overtime, Hartford had a couple quick chances to end it off two corner kicks, but one produced no shot and the other was headed over the crossbar by Wilson. The only Springfield shot of the first OT went well wide of the left post.

In the second overtime Brady almost ended it for the Cosmos as he hustled to catch up to a bouncing ball towards the goal, but Hartford keeper Jon Alvin came out of the net and stuffed the play before Brady could get a shot off. On another play, Springfield junior Tom Kendall got a shot off from the left of the box, but it sailed over the crossbar.

Both teams had one more chance to bag the winner off corner kicks, but in each case the headers went well wide of the net, ending the match in a 1-1 tie.

"I think both teams have similar styles and skill sets," Springfield coach Paul Kendall said after the match. "It was a defensive struggle most of the way, but I think we played better and better as the match went along and we certainly had a couple chances to end it in overtime.

"Noah Wilson just made a great play to score their goal, but I was happy that we were able to bounce back and get the tie. It is the fifth time this season we have come back to tie or win a match, which shows good determination and heart not to give up."

With the tie, (at press time) Hartford moved to 5-4-2 on t he season while Springfield moved to 7-1-2 on the season, while Hartford moves to 5-4-2.

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