Saturday, September 9, 2000
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
William Patterson 3, Allentown 1
William Patterson (2-1) 0 3 3
Allentown (1-2) 0 1 1
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.
Elizabethtown 4, Washington and Jefferson 0
Washington and Jefferson (1-2-1) 0 0 0
Elizabethtown (2-0) 4 0 0
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.