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Saturday, September 9, 2000

ETOWN, WILLIAM PATERSON WIN ON FIRST DAY OF JOHN SMITH RE/MAX CORNERSTONE BLUE JAY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- William Paterson and Elizabethtown emerged as victors on the first day of the John Smith RE/MAX Cornerstone Blue Jay Classic men's soccer tournament Saturday. William Paterson defeated Allentown 3-1 and Elizabethtown won over Washington and Jefferson 4-0.

In the first game, William Paterson (2-1) and Allentown (1-2) fought to a 0-0 draw in the first half despite William Paterson's out-shooting of the Centaurs 20-2. William Paterson scored its first goal almost 15 minutes into the second half when Stan Jarka (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) scored on an assist from Kirk Peters (Forked River, NJ/Lacey Township). Allentown goaltender Steve Simmons (Philadelphia, PA/Northeast Catholic) made 20 saves for the Centaurs.

The celebration was short lived, as Bryan McGuire (Washington, PA/Archbishop Wood) scored for Allentown just 30 seconds later to even the score. A minute and a half later Jeff Adams (Somerset, NJ/Immaculata) put William Patterson ahead for good. Jon Russo (Middletown, NJ/Christian Brothers) scored the final goal for William Patterson with 25:58 remaining to play in the game.

After almost 25 minutes of scoreless play to start the second game, Elizabethtown (2-0) exploded for four goals in six minutes against Washington and Jefferson (1-2-1). Bryan Hoy (Beaver Springs, PA/West Snyder) scored the first for Etown on an assist from Brent Conover (Gettysburg, PA/Gettysburg).

Freshman Charlie Haines (Hamilton, NJ/Hun School of Princeton) followed less than two minutes later with the first goal of his collegiate career.

Casey Moore (Sinking Spring, PA/Wilson) followed with his first collegiate goal less than three minutes afterward, and Bill Rizzo (Runnemede NJ, Triton Regional) scored the final goal with 14:43 left to play in the first half.

Etown goaltenders Matt Gwilliam (Quakertown, PA/Quakertown) and Nicklas Hostetter (Lebanon, PA/Annville-Cleona) combined for the shutout win.

The tournament will conclude Sunday with Allentown playing Washington and Jefferson for third place at noon and Elizabethtown taking on William Paterson at 2:30 p.m. for the championship.

at Elizabethtown, Pa.
John Smith RE/MAX Cornerstone Blue Jay Classic Invitational

First Game
William Patterson 3, Allentown 1

William Patterson (2-1)  0  3 — 3
Allentown (1-2)          0  1 — 1

Scoring:
WP — Stan Jarka (Kirk Peters), 59:42
AC — Bryan McGuire (Ryan Nolan), 60:11
WP — Jeff Adams (Dave Szeller), 61:54
WP — Jon Russo (Erikson Valiente), 69:02
Shots: WP 41, AC 9. Corners: WP 13, AC 1. Goalie Saves: John Nacarlo (WP) 5, Steve Simmons (AC) 20.

Second Game
Elizabethtown 4, Washington and Jefferson 0

Washington and Jefferson (1-2-1)  0  0 — 0
Elizabethtown (2-0)               4  0 — 0

Scoring:
EC — Bryan Hoy (Brent Conover), 24:34
EC — Charlie Haines, 26:24
EC — Casey Moore (Dominic Marano), 29:13
EC — Bill Rizzo, 30:17
Shots: WJ 4, EC 16. Corners: WJ 1, EC 11. Goalie Saves: Brad Guinn (WJ) 4, Matt Gwilliam (EC) 1, Nick Hostetter (EC) 2.