SHOOTOUT HIGHLIGHTS OPENING DAY OF CACC MEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 2, 2010) – A penalty kick shootout and an overtime game highlighted the quarter-final round of the 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men’s Soccer Tournament Tuesday afternoon. The teams that move on to the semi-final round are the top three seeds of Bloomfield College, Philadelphia University and Dominican College along with No. 5 seed Post University.
Dominican earned its victory over No. 6 Nyack College by winning a penalty kick shootout, 3-1, after a scoreless regulation and two overtimes. Post claimed a victory at No. 4 Wilmington University, 2-1 in overtime, while Philadelphia got past No. 7 Chestnut Hill College, 1-0. Top seeded Bloomfield had little trouble in upending No. 8 Holy Family University, 7-3.
Both Dominican and Nyack had scoring opportunities during regulation with 37 total shots taken, as Dominican held a 20-17 advantage in shots. After 110:00 minutes of action and scoring remaining 0-0, the game went into the decisive shootout. Dominican took the first shot as sophomore forward Alex Rodier was able to convert the kick to give DC a 1-0 advantage. Nyack's first shot was taken by junior Martin Narvaez , who matched Rodier's shot and tied the shootout at 1-1. Sophomore midfielder Pedro Franklin De Araujo was up next for the Chargers and Adrian Ibanez made a great save to keep the shootout at 1-1. Nyack's next shooter, Babajide Fatoba was unable to convert the kick, while DC's third shot by the CACC Rookie of the Year, Sony Narro, went into the left bottom corner of the net to give the Chargers a 2-1 edge.
After Nyack's third shot that hit the post, Dominican rookie Jorge Zubillaga was able to convert his kick to put Dominican up 3-1. The next Nyack shot went high over the goal to allow the Chargers to advance on penalty kicks, 3-1.
Top seeded Bloomfield registered five unanswered goals to end the game in the 7-3 win over Holy Family. BC now stands 14-3-1 this season. After Holy Family took a 3-2 lead in the 42nd minute, BC came back to tie the score in the 44th minute to send the game into halftime tied, 3-3. The Deacons scored four second half goals and never looked back to advance to the semi-finals. Junior forward Terry Gibbs led the offensive outburst with two goals and one assist, Edgar Aguilar notched a pair of goals and Triston Sommerville added one goal and two assists. Bloomfield out-shot the Tigers, 27-13.
Wilmington took a 1-0 lead into halftime against Post, but the Eagles received second half goals from first team All-CACC forward Francis Eno and Mark Risbridger to notch the big road victory. Eno tallied the winning goal at the 98:25 mark off an assist from Leslie Ayafor. Post got off 18 shot in the game to Wilmington’s eight. The Wildcat goal came off the foot of Socrates Joachim in the 49th minute. WU kept the lead until Risbridger found the back of the net at 78:27.
Philadelphia advanced to the semi-finals behind a goal from All-Conference selection Ryan Purnell in a 1-0 triumph over No. 7 Chestnut Hill. It was PhilaU’s second win over Chestnut Hill in five days, as the Rams defeated the Griffins, 4-2, on Oct. 28. Purnell recorded the game-winning goal in the 67th minute. Philadelphia improves to 12-5-2 in the win, while Chestnut Hill finishes the season with a 9-10 record.
Bloomfield will face Post at 11:00 am in the semi-final round Thursday at Georgian Court University, while Philadelphia and Dominican will meet at 1:30 pm.
2010 CACC Men’s Soccer Tournament
Quarterfinals – Tuesday, Nov. 2
#1 Bloomfield 7, #8 Holy Family 3
#2 Philadelphia 1, #7 Chestnut Hill 0
#3 Dominican 0, #6 Nyack 0 (DC wins PK Shootout, 3-1)
#5 Post 2, #4 Wilmington 1 (OT)
Semi-Finals – Thursday, Nov. 4 at Georgian Court
Bloomfield vs. Post - 11:00 am
Philadelphia vs. Dominican - 1:30 pm
Championship Match – Saturday, Nov. 6 at Georgian