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Saturday, November 4, 2000

ETOWN FALLS TO MESSIAH, 2-1, IN COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

GRANTHAM, Pa. --- Messiah captured the Commonwealth Conference men's soccer championship with a 2-1 win over Elizabethtown Saturday. With the loss, the Blue Jays fall to 15-3 overall. Messiah receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Etown will have to wait and see whether or not it receives an at-large bid.

Messiah built a 2-0 lead with a goal by Greg Coiordano at 28:15 and an Elizabethtown own goal at 52:18.

The Blue Jays scored their only goal of the game at 78:38 when Ryan Wattenschaidt (Jarrettsville, MD/North Harford) scored on an assist from Daniel Harris (West Chester, PA/Downingtown).

at Grantham, PA
Commonwealth Conference Championship Game

Messiah 2, Elizabethtown 1

Elizabethtown (15-3)  0  1 — 1
Messiah               1  1 — 2

Scoring:
MC-Greg Coirordano (Matt Crist), 28:15
MC-Elizabethtown Own Goal (Troy Sauer), 52:18
EC-Ryan Wattenschaidt (Daniel Harris), 78:38

Shots: MC 10, EC 3. Corners: MC 6, EC 2. Goalie Saves: Chris Boyles (MC) 2, Matt Gwilliam (EC) 7.