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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

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Elizabethtown and Hobart Fight to 0-0 Tie in NCAA Tournament First Round; Hobart Advances to Second Round on Penalty Kick Shootout

GENEVA , N.Y. --- The Elizabethtown College men’s soccer team ended its 2006 season with an 11-5-3 overall record Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Jays battled host Hobart College to a 0-0 tie through two overtimes in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament, but Hobart advanced to the second round by out-scoring Elizabethtown 5-3 in the penalty kick shootout. The game is officially scored as a 0-0 tie, and Hobart, which is now 12-3-3 overall, will travel to York College (Pa.) to take on the host Spartans in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday, November 11.

Elizabethtown held an 18-16 advantage in shots, a 5-3 edge in shots on goal, and a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks over the course of the game. Hobart out-shot Etown 9-5 in the first half, but Etown out-shot Hobart 9-3 in the second half. The teams each had two shots in each of the overtime periods. Three of Elizabethtown’s seven corner kicks came during the second ten-minute overtime period.

During the two regulation periods and the two overtime periods, Elizabethtown goalie A.J. Fleisher (Kutztown, PA/Kutztown Area) made three saves, and Hobart goaltender Pete Van Dellon (Webster, NY/Webster Thomas) made four saves.

After 110 minutes went by with no scoring, the shootout to determine the advancing team began. Tyler Webster (Acton, MA/Acton Boxboro) made the first PK for Hobart, and Bryan Holt (Hershey, PA/Lower Dauphin) followed with a good PK for Etown. Jamie Smith (Cheshire, CT/Cheshire) made the next PK for Hobart, and Owen Friedrich (Westmont, NJ/Haddown Twp.) made the next PK for Etown. Hobart’s Matt Geswell (Patterson, NY/Central) converted the next penalty kick for Hobart, and the following Elizabethtown shot by Rick Winstanley (Manchester, England/St. Gabirel’s) was blocked by Van Dellon to give Hobart a 3-2 lead. Sam Wisner (Wayland, MA/Wayland) made the next penalty kick for Hobart, and James Runyan (Hoptacong, NJ/Hoptacong) converted the next Etown PK. At that point, Hobart held a 4-3 lead and needed to make its final penalty kick to clinch advancement to the next round of the NCAA tournament. First-year student Grant Morrison (Paisley, Scotland/Gleniffer) made that final penalty kick for Hobart.

at Geneva, N.Y.
NCAA Division III Tournament First Round
Hobart 0, Elizabethtown 0
(Hobart advances on PKs, 5-3)
Goals by period       1 2 OT O2 Tot
Elizabethtown Coll... 0 0 0  0 - 0
Hobart College ...... 0 0 0  0 - 0

Shots: Elizabethtown Coll. 18, Hobart College 16
Saves: Elizabethtown Coll. 3 (Fleisher, A.J. 3), Hobart College 5 (Pete Van Dellon 4; TEAM 1)

Shootout results:
Start of SO period [110:00].
Shootout attempt by HOB Tyler Webster MADE off Fleisher, A.J..
Shootout attempt by ETOWN Holt, Bryan MADE off Pete Van Dellon.
Shootout attempt by HOB Jamie Smith MADE off Fleisher, A.J..
Shootout attempt by ETOWN Friedrich, Owen MADE off Pete Van Dellon.
Shootout attempt by HOB Matt Geswell MADE off Fleisher, A.J..
Shootout attempt by ETOWN Winstanley, Rick MISSED, save Pete Van Dellon.
Shootout attempt by HOB Sam Wisner MADE off Fleisher, A.J..
Shootout attempt by ETOWN Runyan, James MADE off Pete Van Dellon.
Shootout attempt by HOB Grant Morrison MADE off Fleisher, A.J..

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