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.