CARLETON MEN TIE MONTREAL

The Carleton University Ravens (OUA-East) played to a 1-1 tie with the University of Montreal Carabins (QSSF) at Carleton University's Ravens' Field. It was the first on preseason exhibition match for the Ravens as they played closed to 25 men still vying for positions on the 2008 Raven Roster. Carleton will host the 2008 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championship Tournament, November 6-9, at Ravens' Field.

The Ravens and Carabins opened the game by playing a defensive style of soccer as players from both teams started to get use to playing with each other again on the university pitch. The Ravens had the better chances early to score as they tested the Carabins goalkeeper Lorenzo Borella with several shots early in the match. Montreal counter attacked as they faced both Raven veteran goalkeepers in the first half, Karl Wasslen, Ottawa, Ontario and Arjun Langford, Oakville, Ontario.

The Referee figured in both first half goals as he called both teams for hand balls in the penalty box resulting in two Penalty shot goals, first by Carleton's Peter Mangiras, Belleville, Ontario, at the 15th minute mark, followed by Montreal's Nawar Haana tying the match at the 32nd minute by putting his penalty shot past Langford.

The second half was filled with good chances to score by both teams, tremendous amount of substitutions by both coaches and Carleton introducing their new goalkeeper to the fans in attendance as Alexander Fiat, Ottawa, Ontario made his Carleton and CIS debut in net for Head Coach Sandy Mackie. The former Ottawa Fury shut out the powerful Carabin in the second half.

The match ended tied at one as Carleton continues to prepare for their OUA East regular season opener against Trent University, Wednesday, September 3rd at Ravens' Field in what will be the historic first home night game in the programs 25 years as a varsity team.

Source: David Kent, Carleton Athletics
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