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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
Etown Improves to 13-2-3 with 4-1 Win over Susquehanna
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown improved to 13-2-3 overall and 5-0-1 in the Commonwealth Conference with a 4-1 win at home over Susquehanna Thursday night. Susquehanna drops to 8-9 overall and 3-4 in the conference with the loss.
Charlie Haines (Hamilton, NJ/Hun School of Princeton) netted Etown's first goal, hitting the corner pocket off a pass from Drew Wiley (Lancaster, PA/Manheim Township) just 4:52 into the game. Ryan Wattenschaidt (Jarrettsville, MD/North Harford) scored on a Casey Moore (Sinking Spring, PA/Wilson) pass to put Etown up 2-0 just 48 seconds later.
Although Etown out-shot Susquehanna 14-2 in the first half, the Blue Jays' lead remained 2-0 going into halftime. The Blue Jays went up 3-0 at 48:48 when Steve Custer (Baltimore, MD/Dundalk) netted another pass by Wiley, who totaled two assists in the game.
Etown out-shot Susquehanna 22-7 over the course of the entire game, and held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. Michael Ciattei (Jarrettsville, MD/St. Paul's School-Baltimore) made three saves in the goal for Etown, and Ryan Murray (New Hope, PA/Pennington School) had 12 saves.
Etown will return to action Saturday, November 2 on the road against Commonwealth Conference rival Messiah in the final game of the season, the infamous Marshmallow Trophy game. Messiah is currently ranked third in the country.
At Elizabethtown, Pa.
Shots: SU 7, EC 22. Corner Kicks: SU 0, EC 7. Yellow Cards: SU 1, EC 4. Saves: Ryan Murray (SU) 7, Michael Ciattei (EC) 3.