WILMINGTON, North Carolina – David Sizemore scored twice for UNCW, but nationally-ranked William & Mary managed a goal in the 87th minute to forge a 2-all draw in a key Colonial Athletic Association game on Saturday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks moved to 8-5-2 overall while the Tribe saw its record go to 8-4-2. Both sides are tied for second in the CAA, along with Northeastern, with 10 points. All three own records of 3-2-1 in the league. Drexel remained in first with 11 points.
Both goals by Sizemore came from distance and gave the Seahawks one-goal leads. His first, and third of the season, came in the sixth minute from 24 yards out. Sizemore received a short pass from Colin Bonner in the middle of the field and his blast from 24 yards out beat the W&M goalkeeper and sank just below the crossbar at the 5:27 mark. His second goal of the evening was off a free kick from 25 yards out.
Trailing 1-0, W&M's Josh West notched his sixth goal of the season at the 11:35 mark. Marcus Lunster found West alone on the left flank and led him with a pass in to the penalty area. West got possession, looked to move inside, but fired a shot that deflected off UNCW goalkeeper Sean Melvin.
Late in the second half, Jackson Eskay drew the Tribe even with a short volley on the leftside of the penalty area off a header pass from Zachary Montebell with 3:36 remaining in regulation. Reilly Maw was also credited with an assist on the play after his deep throw-in from the right side found Montebell open.
In a evenly contest game, the Seahawks held a 15-13 advantage on shots. Tribe goalkeeper Mac Phillips finished with six saves while Melvin totaled four.
In an incredibly close race to qualify for the upcoming CAA tournament, there are seven teams within four points of each other and just one game left to play for each team.
The Seahawks host Northeastern on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the regular season finale for both teams. UNCW seniors Michael Parrish and Hector Martin will be recognized on Senior Night.