MEN’S SOCCER KNOCKED OFF BY AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL, 3-2
Springfield, Mass. – Ed Sharman had two goals and an assist to lead American International College to a 3-2 win over the Le Moyne College men's soccer team on Wednesday night in Northeast-10 Conference play at Ronald J. Abdow Field.
American International (5-6-1, 3-5-1 NE-10) got on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 28th minute. After taking a pass from Sharman, Greg Smedberg fired a shot into the left corner of the net from the right side of the penalty box at the 27:18 mark.
The Dolphins evened the score at one apiece less than 11 minutes later as junior midfielder Jaime Carolissen (Cape Town, South Africa/Chesterhouse/Cayuga C.C.) redirected a deflection in the box into the goal for his third tally of the season.
The Yellow Jackets regained the lead with just 42 seconds left in the first half. Following a Le Moyne foul in the penalty box, Sharman buried a penalty kick for his 10th goal of the year.
Le Moyne evened the score again in the 62nd minute. After receiving a pass from senior forward Emmanuel Chanelo (Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoran) in front of the net, senior forward Michael Spadine (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) found the back of the net for the second time in his three games played this season.
American International took the lead for good at the 72:27 mark as Sharman converted another penalty kick, his conference-best fifth successful PK of the year.
The Dolphins had an opportunity to tie the score with 1:54 remaining in the game, but freshman forward Ethan Gunty (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem) had his shot on the open goal cleared away by an American International defender.
Senior goalkeeper Matthew Silva (Brampton, Ontario/St. Augustine) registered three saves in the loss for the Dolphins. Jason Ryan turned away two shots to earn the win for the Yellow Jackets. American International recorded a 15-13 edge in shots, while Le Moyne had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Le Moyne (7-5, 5-4 NE-10), which has dropped back-to-back 3-2 decisions to the Yellow Jackets after going 11-0-2 over the previous 12 seasons, completes its non-conference schedule on Saturday at Felician College at 3:00 p.m.