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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Elizabethtown Defeats Susquehanna 3-0 in Commonwealth Conference Semifinal

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown defeated Susquehanna University 3-0 at home Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Commonwealth Conference playoffs to advance to the conference championship game, which will be played at Messiah College at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5. Messiah also advanced to the conference championship Wednesday night with a 6-0 home win over Lebanon Valley. Elizabethtown is now 14-3-2 overall with the win, while Susquehanna wraps up its season with a 9-8-1 overall record.

Elizabethtown’s first goal came with 28 seconds left in the first half as Michael Terry (Beech Creek, PA/Central Mountain) scored off an assist by Brian Raveling (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional).

The Blue Jays went up 2-0 at 58:27 when Mike Helsel (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) scored off assists by Brian Healy (Newark, DE/A.I. DuPont) and Jeff Boushell (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg). Etown’s final goal came at 67:33 when Andrew Kummerer (Glenmoore, PA/Coatesville) scored off a Terry assist.

Etown out-shot Susquehanna 20-7 over the course of the game and held a 10-6 advantage in shots on goal. The Blue Jays also held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

Austin Kelsey (Benton, PA/Benton) made seven saves in the Susquehanna goal, and A.J. Fleisher (Kutztown, PA/Kutztown) made six saves for Etown.

Susquehanna Univ. (9-8-1) vs. Elizabethtown Coll. (14-3-2)
Goals by period      1 2 Tot
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Susquehanna Univ.... 0 0 - 0
Elizabethtown Coll.. 1 2 - 3

SCORING SUMMARY:
1. 44:32 ETOWN Michael Terry (4) (Brian Raveling)
2. 58:27 ETOWN Mike Helsel (5) (Brian Healy;Jeff Boushell)
3. 67:33 ETOWN Andrew Kummerer (4) (Michael Terry)

Shots: Susquehanna Univ. 7, Elizabethtown Coll. 20
Saves: Susquehanna Univ. 7 (Austin Kelsey 7), Elizabethtown Coll. 6 (A.J. Fleisher 6)

Elizabethtown advances to face Messiah on the road Saturday in the Commonwealth Conference championship game at 7:00 p.m.