Filtch Fires Two Consecutive Game Winners for ‘Phins Soccer, Coach Bonus Gets 200th Victory

In a game that was clearly dominated by Le Moyne in the possession and scoring opportunity categories, the Dolphins barely notched the win over non-conference opponent Roberts Wesleyan 2-1. This win was special, though. Not only did it make them 3-1 on the year, but it also gave head coach Tom Bonus his 200th career victory in 19 years.

“We really wanted to do this for coach today. It was nice to be a part of it,” said junior defender James Goodridge. Le Moyne fans cheered and applauded Coach Bonus after the game as the athletic department announced his achievement while he took a picture with his players in celebration.

The Dolphins started overpowering the Redhawks on the offensive end right from the start of the contest, outshooting them 12-1 in the first half. The one shot attempt for Roberts resulted in a six-yard placement shot that was rifled in the left side of the net by Tom Musso. Even though Le Moyne was knocking on the door all game at the net, they still found themselves down a goal at half.

I thought we dominated the game in the first half. We just didn’t capitalize on scoring chances and Roberts did, which happens sometimes,” said senior captain and defender Mark Gentile.

Le Moyne found a way to produce on those shot attempts the final 45 minutes, scoring twice to land themselves the victory. Swedish sophomore forward Jacob Borssen scored the first goal for the Dolphins 16:09 into the second half from a perfect, floating cross from sophomore midfielder Adam Resetarits. This was their 17th shot attempt of the game.

Le Moyne’s second goal of the match came with 11:56 remaining. Redshirt senior   midfielder Cal Filtch finished a cross from senior forward Nick Rauscher with the inside of his dominant left foot to secure the win.

Senior captain Mark Gentile believed that this game was a significant one. “You’re going to get games where nothing will go in the back of the net. We showed a lot of character by grinding as a team to get the result we wanted, which keeps the start of our season on the right note,” he said.

Adelphi University is very familiar with crucial wins over Le Moyne. For two consecutive years, the Panthers have ended the Dolphins’ season in the Northeast-10 tournament.  Tom Bonus’ squad was determined to not let this happen in the regular season.

Cal Filtch decided to be the hero once again. For the second straight game, the senior netted the game-winning goal. With 37 seconds remaining in the second overtime, he scored on a rebound after a header was saved.

During the scoreless regular game time, Le Moyne was edged by Adelphi in amount of shots 17-7. Sophomore goalkeeper Ben Beaury worked his magic to keep the Panthers off the scoreboard. The reigning NE-10 goalkeeper of the week had a career-high eight saves on the day.  


Le Moyne moves to 4-1 on the season. They travel to Saint Rose to participate in the Upstate Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to try and claim their second victory in conference play. According to captain Mark Gentile, these conference match-ups are key. “The first couple of non conference games allow us to get used to our tough conference play and I think we handled Adelphi well,” he said.