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Saxons fall to RIT, 2-1
10/17/09

ALFRED, NY —The Alfred University men’s soccer team lost in double overtime to visiting RIT, 2-1, in an Empire 8 Conference contest Saturday afternoon.

Freshman forward Frankie Mannino (Elmira, NY/Elmira Free Academy) scored for the Saxons 16:58 into the game on an assist from junior defensive player Nick Schneider (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool). Bret Dietz netted a goal for RIT one minute into the second half. Both teams were unable to score again in regulation time. Dom Coleprete scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period for RIT on a long pass from Chris Somers.

RIT (7-6-1, 4-1 E8) outshot Alfred 17-9. Sophomore goalie Elliot Thorpe (Highlands Ranch, CO/ Thunder Ridge) made five saves in goal for Alfred. Ben Frazier made four saves in goal for RIT.

Alfred (5-6-1, 0-4-1 E8) is in action next on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at D’Youville.