FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 5, 2005

 

2005 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament
Championship Game Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

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Final

#4 Western Connecticut (13-4-3)

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#2 Rhode Island College (9-5-5)
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WESTERN CONNECTICUT WINS LEC TITLE
Edgleyís Penalty Kick Lifts Colonials to NCAA Tournament

Providence, RIóWestern Connecticut and Rhode Island College battled to a 0-0 tie in the Championship Game of the 2005 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament. After 90 minutes of regulation and two ten-minute overtime periods, penalty kicks were needed to decide the conference champion.

 

RIC scored on its first seven attempts, each time the Colonials answered with the equalizer. RIC sophomore Matt Souto (East Providence, RI), who hadnít played in the game, took the eighth penalty kick for the Anchormen and his shot caught the crossbar. That opened the door for WCSU sophomore midfielder Ryan Edgley (Oakdale, CT) who beat RIC sophomore goalkeeper Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, MA) for the winner.

 

WCSU senior midfielder Matt Cusack (New Milford, CT), who scored three goals with an assist in the Colonialsí, 4-1, win at top-seeded Keene State on Wednesday afternoon, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

It is the second Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament Championship for the Colonials in the past three seasons. RIC falls in the Championship Game for the second consecutive season and now awaits a potential ECAC New England Div. III Menís Soccer Tournament bid.

 

The game goes down as a tie for both clubs. The Colonials are now 13-4-3, while RIC is 9-5-5. WCSU freshman goalkeeper Dan Michalowski (Bristol, CT) was outstanding in net, making seven saves to earn his ninth shutout of the season. Gonsalves made two saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season.

 

During the penalty kick shootout for RIC, freshman Josh Silva (East Providence, RI), junior Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI), freshman Tyrell Burgess (Smiths, Bermuda), senior Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI), sophomore Kyle Genereux (Harrisville, RI), sophomore Julian Montoya (North Providence, RI) and freshman Dan Soderberg (Douglas, MA) all scored on their attempts.

 

For Western Connecticut, junior Dan Tomas (Danbury, CT), sophomore Keith Simone (North Salem, NY), Cusack, sophomore Mike Savenelli (East Haven, CT), junior Bradley Fidler (West Lawn, PA), junior Anthony Fiondella (Guilford, CT), freshman Elliott Wangaard (Shelton, CT) and Edgley each scored on their attempts.