SIU Edwardsville 1, Carson-Newman 0

Nov. 19, 2005

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - For the second consecutive year, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's soccer team is headed to the Final Four in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The fourth-ranked Cougars defeated sixth-ranked Carson-Newman 1-0 in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday night at Korte Stadium. SIUE will face No. 15 Franklin Pierce on Dec. 2 at either 2 or 5 p.m. on the campus of Midwestern State University.

The Cougars fell to Seattle in the national championship game 2-1 last season in Wichita Falls. This will be the third time in five years the Cougars have reached the Final Four.

Mike Banner netted the game-winning goal at the 76:35 mark for his team-leading eighth goal of the year. Banner split two defenders and fired a low shot from 18 yards out that beat Carson-Newman goalkeeper Tyler Baldock to the far post.

Banner had five shots in the contest as the Cougars outshot the Eagles 16-10.

The Eagles had a chance to tie as Bernado Cozzi hit the post with just seconds left, but the Cougars would hold on for the victory.

SIUE goalkeeper Greg Crook made four saves as the Cougars set a new school record for shutouts in a season with 13. Baldock made seven saves in the contest.

Brad Cobbs led Carson-Newman with five shots and three shots on goal.

Pete Cacciatore notched three shots, and Brian Higgins had two shots on goal.

                        Soccer Box Score (Final)
                         SIU Edwardsville Men's Soccer
  #6 Carson-Newman vs #4 SIU Edwardsville (Nov 18, 2005 at Edwardsville, Ill.)




Carson-Newman (18-2-2) vs.                                  Goals by period       1  2  Tot
SIU Edwardsville (16-2-3)                                   -------------------------------
Date: Nov 18, 2005  Attendance: 811                         Carson-Newman.......  0  0 -  0
Weather: Clear, 53 degrees with a light wind                SIU Edwardsville....  0  1 -  1

Carson-Newman                                           SIU Edwardsville
Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A               Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A
------------------------------------------              ------------------------------------------
GK  1  Tyler Baldock.......   -   -  -  -               GK  1  Crook, Greg.........   -   -  -  -
    3  Brad Cobbs..........   5   2  -  -                   2  Cacciatore, Pete....   3   -  -  -
    4  Renato de Freitas...   -   -  -  -                   4  Matthews, John......   1   1  -  -
    5  Brandon Collins.....   -   -  -  -                   6  House, Trevor.......   1   1  -  -
    7  Carlos Maqueda......   -   -  -  -                   7  Banner, Mike........   5   3  1  -
    10 Dario Carrasco......   1   -  -  -                   8  Higgins, Brian......   2   2  -  -
    12 Sean Guiseppi.......   -   -  -  -                   10 Beveridge, Ross.....   1   -  -  -
    14 Mark Labig..........   1   -  -  -                   12 Zaegel, Mike........   -   -  -  -
    20 Richard Moodie......   -   -  -  -                   15 Crider, Andrew......   -   -  -  -
    21 Jason McMillan......   -   -  -  -                   21 Attas, Ameen........   1   -  -  -
    23 Jussi Wooler........   1   1  -  -                   22 Thibodeau, Kevin....   1   1  -  -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------                       ---------- Substitutes ----------
    8  Bernado Cozzi.......   2   1  -  -                   3  Barth, Jon..........   -   -  -  -
       Totals..............  10   4  0  0                   14 Collico, Tim........   1   -  -  -
                                                               Totals..............  16   8  1  0

Carson-Newman                                           SIU Edwardsville
## Player                 MIN  GA Saves                 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves
---------------------------------------                 ---------------------------------------
1  Tyler Baldock.......  90:00  1     7                 1  Crook, Greg.........  90:00  0     4

Shots by period       1  2  Tot                         Saves by period       1  2  Tot
-------------------------------                         -------------------------------
Carson-Newman.......  3  7 - 10                         Carson-Newman.......  4  3 -  7
SIU Edwardsville....  8  8 - 16                         SIU Edwardsville....  2  2 -  4

Corner kicks          1  2  Tot                         Fouls                 1  2  Tot
-------------------------------                         -------------------------------
Carson-Newman.......  1  0 -  1                         Carson-Newman.......  5  4 -  9
SIU Edwardsville....  1  2 -  3                         SIU Edwardsville....  8  6 - 14


SCORING SUMMARY:
GOAL   Time Team     Goal Scorer              Assists                                  Description
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1.   76:35 SIUE     Banner, Mike (8)         (unassisted)                             18 yards out


CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:
YC-C-N #20 (47:50); YC-C-N #12 (85:55)

Officials: Referee: Doug Ferguson; Asst. Referee: Eric Boria; Joe Segobiano;
Alt. Official: Richardo Segobina;
Offsides: Carson-Newman 0, SIU Edwardsville 3.
SIU Edwardsville advances to the national semifinals for
the third time in five years.



-- Courtesy SIU Edwardsville