FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 1, 2006

Menís Soccer Score Report:

Keene, NH

 

 

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Final

 

#3 Rhode Island College (10-6-1)

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0

 

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#1 Keene State (13-5-1)
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ANCHORMEN ELIMINATED FROM LEC TOURNEY
RIC Falls to Longtime Nemesis Keene State, 3-0

Keene, NHóThird-seeded Rhode Island College saw its season come to an end in a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Keene State in semifinal action of the 2006 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament. The loss snaps the Anchormenís bid for their first-ever Little East Conference Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Div. III Menís Soccer Tournament. RIC had made it to the Championship Game in each of the past two seasons. The Anchormen are 0-11-1 against the Owls since KSC joined the Little East in 1997.

 

The Owls had several scoring opportunities in the first half and finally cashed in at the 19:33 mark as junior midfielder Jeremy Kelsey (Gilford, NH) buried a shot in the far corner. Sophomore forward Alex Horne (Harvard, MA) gave the Owls a two-goal lead at the 35:26 mark when he settled the ball on the right side and fired a left-footed bullet past Rhode Island College junior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI).

 

Freshman forward Scott Cluff (Kingston, MA) added an insurance goal in the 49th minute when he finished off a crossing pass from junior forward Pelse Mesa (Manchester, NH).

 

Neves made five saves in a losing effort, while KSC junior goalkeeper Cal Mintz (Westport, CT) made four stops.

 

The Anchormen end their season with a 10-6-1 overall record, while the Owls advance to the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament for the sixth time in school history with a 13-5-1 mark.