No. 2 Franklin Pierce finishes perfect
Roundup: No. 1 Simon Fraser rolls past Saint Martin’s 5-0
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 2 Franklin Pierce concluded its 2011 regular season without a loss on Saturday as the Ravens picked up an impressive 2-1 win at Le Moyne. The Ravens ran their record to 16-0-1 overall and 12-0-1 in the Northeast-10, while the Dolphins fell to 10-7-1 and 9-4 in league play.
Franklin Pierce, which won the NE-10 regular season crown last Tuesday, will now get ready for the postseason which begins this Tuesday with the conference quarterfinals. The Ravens have home-field advantage throughout the conference tournament and will play host to eighth-seeded Stonehill. A time is still to be determined, but will be announced later this weekend.
Since a 1-0 setback at Dowling back on Sept. 7 of last season, Franklin Pierce has gone its last 30 regular season matches without a loss and are 28-0-2 during that time.
The Ravens scored both of its goals early in Saturday's win. The first tally came in the 22nd minute when freshman Tom Wampler fed a pass to classmate Trent Roy, who chipped in a shot from the 18 past the Le Moyne keeper.
Franklin Pierce's second goal came five minutes later, and this time Wampler picked up the tally as he took a pass from Tom Leaver and fired a shot past the Dolphins' keeper from the left side of the box. It was Wampler's first of his collegiate career.
No. 1 Simon Fraser 5, Saint Martin's 0
BURNABY, B.C. -- The Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Simon Fraser finished off its home schedule in style on Saturday, defeating Saint Martin’s 5-0. The shutout kept the Clan’s perfect record in place. The team now sits at 16-0.
Prior to the game, the teams and fans stood for a moment of silence, in memory of former SFU Head Coach Keith Watts who passed away on Aug. 19.
SFU kept up aggressive offensive play in the first half, getting close to scoring several times. Still, it was a free kick by midfielder Juan Sanchez that got the Clan on the board in the 16th minute.