Le Moyne Ends Franklin Pierce's Run, 1-0
Nov. 15, 2009
Courtesy of Franklin Pierce Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (November 15, 2009) - The 25th-ranked Franklin Pierce University men's soccer team concluded its season Sunday with a tough 1-0 loss to No. 6 Le Moyne in the NCAA Division II Tournament East Region Semifinals at Niland Athletic Complex in Syracuse, N.Y. The fifth-seeded Ravens concluded their season with a 13-5-3 mark, while the top-seeded Dolphins improved to 18-2-2.
The Ravens were very aggressive throughout the entire contest and had several strong scoring chances. Freshman midfielder Samuel Kelley (Bedford, N.H.) had a team-high six shots in the contest, while Frantz Francois (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Paul Latif (Newcastle, England) and Victor Goncalves (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) had three shots each.
However, Le Moyne goalkeeper Steve White made four saves in the contest to keep his team in it.
The Dolphins finally broke through in the 65th minute with a goal from Angelo Reina, which proved to be the game-winning tally.
Franklin Pierce sophomore goalkeeper Vinny Papageorgiou (Wilmington, Mass.) made a pair of saves in the contest to keep his team in it, but came up just short. Despite the setback, he concluded his season with a strong 11-4-2 record and eight shutouts.
Sunday's contest marked the third meeting between the two squads this season. All three matches were held at Le Moyne and saw the Dolphins pull out one-goal wins each time.