Williams 3, St. Lawrence 0 Nov. 19,
Williams 3, St. Lawrence 0Nov. 19, 2005
The St. Lawrence University men's soccer team had their NCAA post-season run stopped by the Williams College Ephs on Saturday afternoon in Plattsburgh, NY. Williams kept the Saints offense, which tallied three second half goals in last weekend's upset victory over Rochester, scoreless for the game and won the contest 3-0. SLU ends their season with a mark of 11-8-2, Williams improves to 16-2-0.
Just over four minutes into the game, Williams capitalized on their first shot of the game to break the 0-0 tie when Josh Bolton threaded the needle to teammate Kit Fuderich on the left side of the field. Fuderich then had a one-on-one with Saint goalie Emilio Coletta and found the top right corner of the net.
In the 37 th minute, Gil Schaper sent a shot into the box that was blocked, and Elliot Savitz garnered the rebound and got a good foot on it, but his shot was also knocked down. Ten minutes later, Jason Koshi had a good look from the left side of the field, but his shot sailed just wide right for the near miss.
Then, in the 20 th minute, Paul LaMarca drove a pass that Williams goalie Nick Armington got a glove on for the save. The talented Armington broke up another Saint chance soon after when LaMarca crossed a beautiful ball to Koshi who went up for the header, but Armington was able to punch it out before it got to the senior captain.
SLU played great defense in the first half, and out shot the Ephs 8 to 5, but could not convert to tie the game. There were no corner kicks in the first 45 minutes of play.
In the 50 th minute, Eph Patrick Huffer scored off of a rebound to give Williams the 2-0 advantage.
St. Lawrence had a series of good chances near the 54 minute mark with back to back corner kicks, but each time, Williams was able to boot the ball out of the box and reset their defense.
The Saints had a great look with just under 29 minutes to play as Schaper crossed a ball in front of the goal to Axel Galeano, but Galeanos shot jumped just over the crossbar for the near miss.
At 64:45, Huffer drew a foul inside the offensive box, to earn his 3rd penalty shot of the season. Emilio Coletta made a brilliant save on Huffer's kick, but could not retain possession. Brett Olsen converged on the loose ball and put away his first goal of the season.
St. Lawrence would dominate play for the remainder of the game but would not be able to put up a goal on goalie Armington and his defense. The Williams defense has not allowed a goal in their three NCAA Tournament games thus far, posting 270 scoreless minutes.
-- Courtesy St. Lawrence