Schill's Last-Minute Goal Leads Air Force Past Army, 1-0
Senior David Schill scored the game's only goal with 45 seconds remaining to give the Air Force men's soccer team a season-opening 1-0 victory over service-academy rival Army on the first day of the BAE Systems Army Fall Classic Friday evening at Clinton Field in West Point, N.Y.
Schill, who had two goals and four assists last season, took a feed from fellow senior Scott Muir at the 18-yard line and fired a shot past the outstretched arms of Army freshman goalkeeper John-Michael Gallogly with only 45 seconds remaining in regulation time to secure the victory for the Falcons.
Gallogly, making his first collegiate start, registered seven saves. Air Force sophomore goalie Brian Guyette, also making his first collegiate start, saved all six shots that the Black Knights put on net to post his first career shutout.
Army's best scoring chance of the night came early in the first half when junior captain Adrian Moreno crossed a ball into the penalty area where freshman forward Garrett Dresel and junior forward Bill Watts waited to receive the pass. But before Dresel or Watts could get a boot on the ball, Air Force senior defender Clay McGillivray was able to hustle back and clear the threat off of the goal line. Watts finished the night with four shots, one on goal, while Moreno recorded three shots, two on net.
Air Force, which outshot Army 15-14, plays Seton Hall on Sunday at noon (ET). Seton Hall downed Birmingham-Southern, 1-0, in the first game on Friday. The Black Knights conclude the BAE Systems Army Fall Classic on Sunday when they host Birmingham-Southern at 2:30 p.m. at Clinton Field. Seton Hall faces Air Force in the first match of the afternoon at 12:00 p.m.