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Saxons edge Keuka, 1-0
9/01/09

Saxons edge Keuka, 1-0

ALFRED, NY — Alfred University freshman forward Frankie Mannino (Elmira, NY/Elmira Free Academy) scored with just under three minutes left in regulation as the Alfred University men’s soccer team earned a 1-0 shutout win over visiting Keuka College Tuesday evening at Merrill Field.

Mannino took a long pass from junior midfielder Kevin Morgan (Budd Lake, NJ/Mt. Olive) and blasted a shot past Keuka goalie Mike Meskill with 2:53 left.

AU (1-0) outshot the visitors 12-3 but Meskill stopped four shots before Mannino’s game-winner. AU sophomore goalie Elliot Thorpe (Highlands Ranch, CO/Thunder Ridge) made one save to earn his third career shutout.

Alfred is in action next on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. against Hilbert in the Saxons’ first game of the AU Invitational Tournament.