Men's Soccer Held To Scoreless Draw At Le Moyne
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (September 20, 2022) - From the first half it looked like Franklin Pierce would be the first to strike and come away with the win and continue their winning ways. However, the LeMoyne College Dolphins gave it their all and held the Ravens scoreless in a 0-0 draw.
With the draw, Franklin Pierce moves to 8-0-1 (3-0-1 NE10) while LeMoyne moves to 2-2-3 (0-1-2 NE10).
From the start, the Ravens constantly pursued and put the pressure on the Dolphins in the first half. The Ravens had many chances to score but the LeMoyne defense along with goalkeeper Josh Mahr stood firm as Mahr tallied 2 saves on the 7 shots faced in the first half. As on the other end, Franklin Pierce senior goalkeeper Kosta Maniatis (Montreal, Quebec) faced no real threats on his end as the first half ended in a 0 – 0 stalemate with the Ravens dominating possession and statistics, seven shots to one and five corners to none.
The second half began with the ravens pushing to score early, however, the dolphins were able to hold and even counter but were unable to do any damage. Throughout the remainder of the second half, it was back-and-forth action with both sides moving to take the lead. And with just a matter of minutes left in the second half, the ravens pushed and tried to work some more late-game magic from their last game, a win over Saint Rose when they scored with 78 seconds remaining but could not replicate it as when the official blew the final whistle the scoreboard read 0-0. Braudilio Rodrigues (Lisbon, Portugal) and Younes Addar (Castellon, Spain) lead the team in shots with three a piece but were unable to find the back of the net for the Ravens. While for LeMoyne, Max Buesch took the only recorded shot for the Dolphins.
Maniatis (7-0-1) recorded no saves to only two shots faced for Franklin Pierce as Mahr (2-2-3) made five saves and faced a barrage of shots, seventeen but keeps the clean sheet for LeMoyne.
The Ravens return home for their next game Saturday the 24th against conference opponent New Haven at 6pm.