ELMS COLLEGE FALLS TO LESLEY UNIVERSITY, 1-0
CHICOPEE, Mass. - Elms College freshman goalkeeper Ryan Sullivan (Agawam, Mass.) recorded six saves in the Blazers' 1-0 loss to Lesley University in Saturday's New England Collegiate Conference men's soccer game at Leary Field.
With the win, Lesley improved to 5-11-1 overall, 3-2 NECC. The Lynx now advance to the upcoming four-team NECC Tournament against an opponent to be determined.
Elms College is eliminated from a conference tournament berth as it finished its 2008 season 4-12, 1-5 NECC.
Lesley sophomore forward Tyler Reeves (Coventry, Conn.) scored the game's only goal and his team-leading seventh goal of the season in just the second minute of play. Reeves received the pass off a far cross from freshman midfielder Clark Davidson (Keeseville, N.Y.) and was able to punch the ball into the far corner of the net.
Elms College had a golden opportunity to tie the game in the 86th minute, when sophomore goalkeeper Zachary Almeida-Beers (Rehoboth, Mass.) made a beautiful goal-line stop on sophomore midfielder Nick Espinola's (Derry, N.H.) point-blank blast.
Almeida-Beers stopped three shots to post his third win of the year for the Lynx, who outshot the Blazers 14-6.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2008 Elms College Men's Soccer
Lesley vs Elms College (Oct 25, 2008 at Chicopee, MA)
Lesley (5-11-1, 3-2 NECC) vs. Elms College (4-12, 1-5
Date: Oct 25, 2008 Attendance: 139
Goals by period
1 2 Tot
Lesley...................... 1 0 - 1
Elms College........... 0 0 - 0
1. 1:48 LESLEY Tyler Reeves (7) (Clark Davidson) - Far cross shot into the far corner
Shots: Lesley 14, Elms College 6
Saves: Lesley 3 (Zach Almeida-Beers 3), Elms College 7 (Ryan Sullivan
6; TEAM 1)