Men’s soccer ends regular season on winning steak

Thomas Stamas ‘13, Staff Writer

The Le Moyne men’s soccer team concluded their regular season campaign by winning two consecutive matches on the road at St. Rose and at home against Stonehill, respectively.

The Dolphins earned a point in the Upstate Challenge standings with their 2-1 victory over rival St. Rose, making the overall score 3-2 in favor of the Golden Knights.

Le Moyne struck first in the match as senior forward Michael Spadine received a cross from junior back Michael Kuss. Spadine then sent the ball into the top of the goal to give the Phins a 1-0 lead.

With the goal, Spadine became just the 15th player in program history to register at least 50 career points.

St. Rose responded with the equalizer about ten minutes later as Tyler Casavant scored on a shot that just slipped through the goalkeeper’s fingers.

After heading into halftime with the score tied 1-1, Le Moyne wasted no time getting the lead back as they scored just one minute and 25 seconds into the second half.

Junior back Cal Fitch sent a corner kick into the box and junior back Trevor Creedon was able to head the ball in for the goal.

The Golden Knights had a scoring opportunity later in the half but senior goalkeeper Matthew Silva was able to turn away a shot from Jeff Kozlowski.

The Dolphins heavily outshot St. Rose by a margin of 16-7 as the Golden Knights managed just three shots on goal.

Le Moyne followed up this victory with another at home against Stonehill by a score of 3-0 on Senior Day.

The Phins put up all three of their goals in the first half as Fitch got things started with an unassisted goal to the top left corner of the net.

Spadine followed with another goal less than ten minutes later on an assist from senior midfielder Zachary MacNabb.

Another 10 minutes later, junior back Keleenna Onyeaka scored on a free kick to put the Dolphins up 3-0 going into halftime.

Le Moyne held the lead for the duration of the second half as Silva recorded three saves in the victory.

The two wins cap off the regular season for Le Moyne as they finish with an 11-6 overall record and an 8-5 record in Northeast-10 play. The back-to-back victories put the Dolphins in fifth place in the conference standings.

The 8-5 record in Northeast-10 play will earn the Dolphins the fifth overall seed in the Northeast-10 conference tournament.