Franklin Pierce Men's Soccer Team Wears Down Assumption

Ravens Pull Away in Second Half for 3-0 Win

RINDGE, N.H. (Sept. 23, 2000) - Second-half goals by Chris Schwarz (Babenhausen, Germany), Michael Carpenter (Russell, Mass.) and Travis Tate (Detroit, Mich.) allowed the Franklin Pierce men's soccer team to deal Assumption College its first NE-10 Conference defeat, a 3-0 decision Saturday in front of a Parents Day crowd at 500 at Crystal Field.

The Greyhounds (2-3-1, 2-1-1 NE-10) were beat on corner kicks that set up the first two goals for the Ravens (5-2, 2-1 NE-1).

The first goal came in the 49th minute when Assumption was unable to safely clear after a Franklin Pierce corner kick, and Schwarz was there to poke in the loose ball.

The second came in the 63rd minute when Carpenter put a head on a crossing pass from Rich Gordon (Glasgow, Scotland) after a corner kick.

Tate added the third goal in the 81st minute, converting a pass in the box from Ernest Olius (Hillside, N.J.). It was the team-high fifth goal of the year for the junior transfer from California-Santa Barbara.

Franklin Pierce goalkeeper Rob Scholz (Schenectady, N.Y.) made seven saves, none bigger than a diving stop of a quick, hard shot by Karl Krause (Holliston, Mass.) to preserve a scoreless tie in the first half. Scholz now has three shutouts this year.

The Ravens used their quickness up front and their ability to contain brothers Karl and Neil Krause, who teamed for eight goals in Assumption's first five games, to gain the edge in the second half.

The Ravens are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Waltham, Mass., to play Bentley. The Greyhounds also resume play Wednesday, returning to Worcester, Mass., to face the College of St. Rose.


Teams (Record) 1 2 OT OT Final
Franklin Pierce (5-2, 2-1) 0 3 - - 3
Assumprtion (2-3-1, 2-1-1) 0 0 - - 0

Scoring Summary

Team Period Scorer Assists Time
FPC 2 Chris Schwarz -- 48:12
FPC 2 Mike Carpenter Rich Gordon 662:55
FPC 2 Travis Tate Ernest Olius 80:27


FPC: Rob Scholz, seven saves, 90 Minutes
AC: Jason Dufault, two saves, 80 Minutes; Mario Pineda, 0 saves, 10 Minutes

Corner Kicks: Franklin Pierce 4, Assumption 6
Shots: Franklin Pierce 18, Assumption 15