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Utica edges men’s soccer team, 2-1
10/22/11

ALFRED, NY -The Alfred University men’s soccer team lost to visiting Utica College 2-1 in an Empire 8 Conference contest Saturday evening.

Kevin McAllister got the Pioneers on the first 11 minutes into the game off an assist from Jonathan Wood. Jonathon Peterson notched the second goal of the game for Utica (10-5-0, 2-3-0 Empire 8) to take a 2-0 lead into intermission.

Junior midfielder Tony Gai (Burke, VA/Lake Braddock) put the Saxons on the board late in the second half converting off a penalty kick with just over three minutes left in regulation. AU was unable to notch the equalizer. For the game, the Saxons held a 9-8 shot advantage, and each team finished with four corner kicks.

Senior Elliot Thorpe (Highlands Ranch, CO/ Thunder Ridge) made three saves through the course of the match. Anthony Caruso for the Pioneers was called to make three saves during the game as well.

AU (5-8-2, 0-6-0 Empire 8) return to action Tuesday, Oct. 25th, at 4 p.m., when they play the final home game of the season against visiting SUNY Cobleskill.