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Elms College loses to Lesley University 1-0

Elms College loses 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 NECC)
 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)