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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Elizabethtown Breaks 2-2 Second-Half Tie
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Senior Michael Terry (Beech Creek, PA/Central Mountain) scored with 23:19 remaining in the second half to break a 2-2 tie and give Elizabethtown College a 4-2 victory over Hampden-Sydney College in the JAKO/Brothers Pizza Blue Jay Classic at Ira R. Herr Field on Saturday evening.
Terry picked up a loose ball in the box and scored to give the Blue Jays (3-1-0 overall) a 3-2 lead, and senior George Severini (Havertown, PA/Haverford) gave Etown insurance in the final minute as he tallied his team-high fourth goal of the season with 29 seconds left off a feed from senior Josh Hoffman (Schaefferstown, PA/ELCO).
The Blue Jays had taken a 1-0 lead just 47 seconds into the contest as senior Mike Helsel (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) took a long throw from senior Zach Galbraith (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) and scored his first goal of the season.
The Tigers (1-3-0 overall) battled back to tie the match at 1-1 with 24:59 left in the first half on a penalty kick by JoJo Howard, and went aead 2-1 just 1:36 before halftime as Jason Butler took a beautiful through pass by Eamon Penland and found the far corner.
Elizabethtown, however, rallied in the final moments of the first half and tied the game just 24 seconds from halftime as senior Steve Petrosky (Manheim, PA/Manheim Central) headed home a corner kick by first-year student Andrew Filewicz (Wenonah, NJ/Northeast Catholic) to send the squads to intermission tied 2-2.
The Blue Jays finished with a 13-8 advantage in shots and took seven corner kicks compared to two by the Tigers.
Junior Jeff Mullen (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) won his third straight start by making three saves for Elizabethtown, while Ben Marchetti made three stops for Hampden-Sydney.
In Saturday's other match, Franklin & Marshall College pounded undermanned Saint Vincent College 9-0 as Ryan McGonigle posted a hat trick and Brian Homer-Gunther added two goals and an assist for the Diplomats, who poured 30 shots at emergency keeper Alex Lardin of the Bearcats.
McGonigle was honored as the tournament's Outstanding Offensive Player while Elizabethtown junior Wes Bunting (Lancaster, PA/McCaskey) was recognized as the Outstanding Defensive Player. Franklin & Marshall was declared the Classic champion based on goal differential over Elizabethtown, with both teams going 2-0 on the weekend.
Hampden-Sydney (1-3-0) vs. Elizabethtown (3-1-0)
Shots: Hampden-Sydney 8, Elizabethtown 13
Franklin & Marshall (4-0-0) vs. St. Vincent (1-3-1)
Shots: Franklin & Marshall 30, St. Vincent 5