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Friday, September 7, 2007

Elizabethtown Uses Four Second-Half Goals
To Defeat Saint Vincent, 4-0 in Blue Jay Classic

Click here for the box scores:
F&M vs. Hampden-Sydney or Etown vs. Saint Vincent

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- A four-goal second-half outburst propelled Elizabethtown College to a 4-0 victory over Saint Vincent College in the JAKO/Brothers Pizza Blue Jay Classic at Ira R. Herr Field on Friday evening.

Matt Diller

Junior Matt Diller (Chambersburg, PA/Mercersburg Academy) scored two goals and added an assist while senior Brian Raveling (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) notched a goal and an assist as the Blue Jays (2-1-0 overall) scored all four goals in a span of 23 minutes, 20 seconds early in the second half.

After a scoreless first half, Diller put the Blue Jays ahead for good when he blasted a shot past Bearcat keeper Brandon Bower with 42:19 remaining in the contest. Senior Michael Terry (Beech Creek, PA/Central Mountain) extended the Etown lead to 2-0 with 36:13 to play as he took a touch pass from Diller and buried a shot from the top of the box.

With 21:05 to go, Diller scored his second goal of the match and third of the season as he took a perfect crossing pass from Raveling and deposited the ball into the goal to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 edge. Raveling capped the scoring just over two minutes later as he took a through pass from freshman Taylor Helsel (Glen Rock, PA/Susquehannock) and found the net for a 4-0 lead with 18:49 left in the match.

Elizabethtown finished with a commanding 21-7 edge in shots and took nine corner kicks versus one by Saint Vincent (1-2-1 overall).

Junior Jeff Mullen (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) posted his second straight shutout for the Blue Jays by making three saves, while Bower finished with seven stops for the Bearcats.

In Friday's other game, Franklin & Marshall College defeated Hampden-Sydney College 4-0 as Ryan McGonigle scored two goals and added an assist for the Diplomats, who led 3-0 at halftime.

On Saturday, the JAKO/Brothers Pizza Blue Jay Classic concludes as Franklin & Marshall plays Saint Vincent at 5:00 p.m. followed by Elizabethtown and Hampden-Sydney at 7:00 p.m.

St. Vincent (1-2-1) vs. Elizabethtown (2-1-0)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
St. Vincent College. 0 0 - 0
Elizabethtown Coll.. 0 4 - 4

1. 47:41 ETOWN Matt Diller (unassisted)
2. 53:47 ETOWN Michael Terry (Matt Diller)
3. 68:55 ETOWN Matt Diller (Brian Raveling)
4. 71:11 ETOWN Brian Raveling (Taylor Helsel)

Shots: St. Vincent 7, Elizabethtown 21
Corners: St. Vincent 1, Elizabethtown 9
Saves: St. Vincent 7 (Brandon Bower 7), Elizabethtown 3 (Jeff Mullen 3)

Hampden-Sydney (1-2-0) vs. Franklin & Marshall (3-0-0)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Hampden-Sydney Coll. 0 0 - 0
Franklin & Marshall. 3 1 - 4

1. 10:10 F&M Brandon Corday (Ryan McGonigle)
2. 16:43 F&M Ryan McGonigle (Chris Walters)
3. 35:38 F&M Matthew Krantz (unassisted)
4. 50:52 F&M Ryan McGonigle (unassisted)

Shots: Hampden-Sydney Coll. 8, Franklin & Marshall 12
Saves: Hampden-Sydney Coll. 4 (John Robert Plyler 1; Ben Marchetti 3), Franklin & Marshall 1 (Zack Zamek 0, Josh Wirtshafter 1)