#1 Men's Soccer Hosts Le Moyne in NE-10 Semis on Friday at 4 PM at Sodexo Field

#1 Men's Soccer Hosts Le Moyne in NE-10 Semis on Friday at 4 PM at Sodexo Field

Winner advances to conference championship game on Sunday

RINDGE, N.H. (November 3, 2010) -- The No. 1-nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team returns to action Friday afternoon when it plays host to Le Moyne in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Championship. The match will begin at 4 p.m. in Sodexo Field.

Tickets are available for the contest and can be purchased at the gate. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, and $1 for college students (w/ ID) of the competing schools. Franklin Pierce students who show their ID at the gate will have the cost of their ticket covered, courtesy of the Athletics Department.

The match will also be broadcast on WFPC-LP FM 105.3 in Rindge and world-wide on the internet at http://athletics.franklinpierce.edu(.)

Franklin Pierce is the top-seed in the NE-10 playoffs after winning the regular season championship. The Ravens are 15-1-1 and currently on a 14-match unbeaten streak (13-0-1). Le Moyne is the tournament’s fourth-seed and is 9-5-5. The Dolphins advanced to the semis via penalty kicks (4-1) versus Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday.

The Ravens advanced to the semis following an explosive 5-1 win over eighth-seeded Merrimack on Tuesday. After falling behind 1-0 in the second half, Franklin Pierce rallied with five goals in an 18-minute span to pull off the come-from-behind win.

Junior back and 2010 Northeast-10 Player of the Year Tom Reilly (Wallasey, England) assisted on the first two goals, which were scored by Victor Goncalves (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Michael Busto (Honolulu, Hawai’i). Shaun Taylor (Isle of White, England), Amory Houghton (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Samuel Kelley (Bedford, N.H.) were the other three Ravens to score in the offensive outburst. Houghton also assisted on Taylor’s goal for a three-point evening.

The winner of Friday night’s semifinal match-up will advance to the championship game on Sunday at the site of the highest seed remaining. Southern Connecticut State and Bentley are the other two teams remaining in the NE-10 playoffs, as they will also face each other on Friday.

For more information on Franklin Pierce men’s soccer, please visit the team’s page at athletics.franklinpierce.edu(.) To follow the program even further, please visit Franklin Pierce Athletics on YouTube (www.youtube.com/FranklinPierceSports), Twitter (www.twitter.com/FPUathletics) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceAthletics).