The Wells College men's soccer team saw their season come to an end on Friday afternoon as #3 SUNY IT defeated #6 Express 1-0 in the first round of the NEAC Championship Tournament held at Penn. St. Berks. Express goalie Mike Birklin (Cicero, NY) finished with seven saves.
It was an extremely tight games as both teams entered the first half tied 0-0. SUNY IT held the edge in shots 9-3 and corner kicks 3-2. Birklin was stellar in the first half recording five saves.
SUNY IT scored the lone goal in the 63rd-minute of the game on an assisted goal by Kevin Benjamin that found the upper left hand corner of the goal to give SUNY IT the lead 1-0. That is how the game would finish as SUNY IT would outshoot the Express 5-4 (14-7) in the half.
With the loss the Express finish the season at 5-9-2 while SUNY IT improves to 10-7-1 and will move on to the semi-final round of play on Saturday.
November 14, 2008 ROBERTS AND BIRKLIN NAMED TO NEAC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
November 14, 2008 WELLS HEAD COACH MIKE PAOLINI EARNS COACH OF THE YEAR
November 12, 2008 ACCORDINO NAMED SAAC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
November 7, 2008 MEN'S SOCCER EDGED BY SUNY IT IN QUARTERFINALS
November 3, 2008 MEN TO TAKE ON SUNY IT IN NEAC TOURNAMENT
October 25, 2008 MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS D'YOUVILLE
October 17, 2008 WELLS MEN LOSE HEARTBREAKER IN DOUBLE OVERTIME
October 14, 2008 MEN'S SOCCER LOSES BATTLE TO MEDAILLE
October 11, 2008 MEN SHUTOUT BY COBLESKILL
October 4, 2008 SUNYIT TOPS MEN'S SOCCER
September 24, 2008 EXPRESS RUN OVER ALFRED
September 20, 2008 MEN'S SOCCER LOSES IN 2OT
September 16, 2008 MEN EARN HARD FOUGHT VICTORY
September 12, 2008 MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO UTICA
August 30, 2008 MEN'S SOCCER HAS STRONG SHOWING AT POTSDAM TOURNAMENT