Soccer squad splits conference match-ups

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Jordan LeClaire '16, Staff Writer

This week, the men’s soccer team takes both a win and a loss as they fell in their first game of the week at Southern Connecticut State by a final score of 2-0, but came back to win on Saturday against Franklin Pierce with a score of 1-0.

For the first matchup this week, twice the Owls of Southern Connecticut State were able to get the ball deep into the Dolphin zone and were able to put the ball in the back of the net, past Dolphin goalkeeper, Matthew Silva. Silva was able to make two saves on four total shots on net from the Owls. Le Moyne was able to get shots on the goal, but were unable to bury any shots into the back of the net, as Southern Connecticut goalkeeper, Stephen Sasso made six saves against the ‘Phins.

Senior Zachery MacNabb received a yellow card a little after halfway through the second half of the game, but the team still fell 2-0.

Le Moyne did have better success in their second game of the week as they were able to snap a two-game losing streak and come up with a 1-0 victory over Franklin Pierce during a rainy-filled Saturday afternoon game. The game remained scoreless until the 35-minute mark in the first half, when junior Keleenna Onyeaka was fed a pass off a free kick from fellow junior Cal Filtch. Onyeaka headed it down to his feet and buried it into the goal for his fourth goal of the season. Each team committed 15 fouls each while Franklin Pierce picked up three red cards to Le Moyne’s two. Silva finished the game with five saves and keep the sheet clean for the Dolphins, picking up his fifth shutout of the season. Franklin Pierce goalkeeper Sam Meze made two saves on three shots for the Ravens.

With the win and the loss this week, the Le Moyne College Dolphins men’s soccer team improves to 6-3 overall during the season with a 4-2 record in conference play this year. In the upcoming week, they will play Saturday, Oct 12 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to take on the Yellow Jackets of American International. That game will begin of what is a set of three straight road games for the Dolphins against Northeast-10 conference teams.