November 2, 2008

Men’s Soccer Falls in Penalty Kicks to Le Moyne

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SYRACUSE, NY – The Merrimack men’s soccer team was eliminated in penalty kicks by fourth-ranked Le Moyne Sunday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Quarterfinals.

With the score tied at two after overtime, the Dolphins defeated Merrimack 4-3 in penalty kicks.

The Warriors were down 2-0 after two rounds of penalty kicks and could not recover even after Rob Pedra stopped the Dolphins’ third shooter. Wayne Sygrove, Greg Motta, and Maxime Obongono each scored in penalty kicks, but Le Moyne’s Jesse Carr scored on the final kick to give the Dolphins the win.

With the win, the Dolphins advance to the Northeast-10 Semifinals on Wednesday against the winner of top-ranked UMass Lowell and eighth-seed Bentley University.

Sygrove gave the Warriors the early lead as he scored in the seventh minute. After Le Moyne tied the game 11 minutes later, Eric Gomes regained the lead for the visitors in the 47th minute, scoring off a Sygrove free kick.

Brice Rudat tied the score with 15 minutes remaining in regulation.

Pedra stopped five shots in goal, including one in the second overtime.

Today’s match marked the second straight year the two squads have played at Le Moyne in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Merrimack scored just over two minutes into the second overtime period last season to record a 2-1 victory.