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Saturday, November 4, 2006

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Elizabethtown Wins Commonwealth Conference Title and NCAA Tournament Bid in 2-0 Conference Championship Road Win over Susquehanna

SELINSGROVE, Pa. --- The Elizabethtown College men’s soccer team won its second Commonwealth Conference title and NCAA Division III tournament bid in three years by defeating Susquehanna University 2-0 on the road in the Commonwealth Conference championship game Saturday night. Elizabethtown, which was the third seed in the conference tournament, improves to 11-5-2 overall with the win, while Susquehanna, which was the second seed in the tournament, drops to 10-8-2 overall with the loss.

Both of Elizabethtown’s goals came in the first half. Mike McCabe (Milford, PA/Delaware Valley) scored first for Elizabethtown off a Mike Helsel (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) assist 8:46 into the game. Helsel added a goal of his own off a Josh Hoffman (Schaefferstown, PA/ELCO) assist at 37:40.

Elizabethtown and Susquehanna each had 11 shots in the game, and Etown goalie A.J. Fleisher (Kutztown, PA/Kutztown Area) made three saves to preserve the shutout. After the game, Fleisher was named the Most Valuable Player of the Commonwealth Conference playoffs.

The NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament field will be announced by the NCAA Monday, November 6 on

at Selinsgrove, Pa.
Commonwealth Conference Championship Game
Elizabethtown 2, Susquehanna 0
Goals by period      1 2   Tot
Elizabethtown Coll.. 2 0 - 2
Susquehanna......... 0 0 - 0

1. 8:46 ETOWN McCabe, Mike (3) (Helsel, Mike)
2. 37:40 ETOWN Helsel, Mike (2) (Hoffman, Josh)

Shots: Elizabethtown Coll. 11, Susquehanna 11
Saves: Elizabethtown Coll. 3 (Fleisher, A.J. 3), Susquehanna 3 (Kelsey, Austin 3)

View pictures of the game here.