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AU men's soccer falls to Elmira, 5-2
9/15/12

ALFRED,NY-  The Alfred University men’s soccer team dropped a 5-2 decision in their conference opener against visiting Elmira College, Saturday afternoon at Merrill field.

The Saxons found the net in the first half when junior midfielder Jeffery Thomas (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) served a ball in the box for senior forward Frankie Mannino (Elmira, NY/Elmira Free Academy) to bury it in the right corner of the net, in the 26th minute. 

Mannino later delivered a ball in the box to sophomore Brendan Collins (Tompkins Cove, NY/St. Thomas More) in the 64th minute for the final Saxon goal of the game.

Junior goalie Jacob Bird (Auburn, NY/Skaneateles) got the start for AU making three saves in the first half.  Junior Samuel Guy (Binghamton, NY/Binghamton) finished the match for AU (2-4-0, 0-1-0 Empire 8) in net.

Alfred visits Wells College Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. looking to bounce back.