Franklin Pierce Men's Soccer Team Nips Le Moyne, 3-2

Schwarz Scores Twice, Including Game-Winner in 87th minute

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2000) - Chris Schwarz (Babenhausen, Germany) scored his second goal of the game with under four minutes remaining to help Franklin Pierce to a 3-2 win over Le Moyne College in a Northeast-10 Conference men's soccer match.

While the loss eliminates the Dolphins (6-9-1, 5-7-1 Northeast-10) from playoff contention in the eight-team N-10 Conference tournament, the win boosts the Ravens (13-4, 10-3 Northeast-10) into third place.

Franklin Pierce opens the tournament In Rindge on Tuesday (2 p.m., Crystal Field) against UMass Lowell. The Ravens beat the River Hawks, 4-3, during the regular season.

Schwarz opened the scoring yesterday 29 minutes into the contest when he finished off a crossing pass from Tate Travis (Detriot, Mich.) to hand the Ravens a 1-0 edge. Sophomore Richard Gordon (Glasgow, Scotland) made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal 22 minutes into the second half.

Le Moyne rallied with a pair of goals in a six-minute span during the second half. Junior Francesco Riverso (Syracuse, N.Y.) floated a shot from 25 yards out that trickled under the crossbar for the first Dolphin goal. With eight minutes remaining in the contest, he settled a pass from his twin brother,Jimmy Riverso (Syracuse, N.Y.) and whistled it across the penalty box where Ed Negron (Levittown, N.Y.) connected for the equalizer.

Franklin Pierce scored the game-winner when freshman midfielder Felix Brillant, Jr. (Montreal, Quebec) streaked into the offensive zone and played a crossing pass to Schwarz.

Teams (Record) 1 2 OT OT Final
Franklin Pierce (13-4, 10-3) 1 2 - - 3
Le Moyne (6-9-1, 5-7-1) 0 2 - - 2

Scoring Summary

Team Period Scorer Assists Time
FP 1 Chris Schwarz -- 29:03
FP 2 Rich Gordon -- 67:13
LMC 2 Francisco Riverso -- 76:30
LMC 2 Ed Negron J. Riverso 81:16
FP 2 Chris Schwarz Felix Brillant 86:09
FP: Rob Scholz, four saves, 90 minutes
LMC: Craig Palleschi, four saves, 90 minutes

Corner Kicks: Franklin Pierce 3, LMC 5
Shots: Franklin Pierce 8, LMC 6