Syracuse, NY – Moyne College will host a Northeast-10 conference football double header at Ted Grant Field on Wednesday, November 3, as the two Dolphins football teams play their final regular season game of the 2021 season. The men’s team will start things at 12:00 p.m. when they face Southern Connecticut State University, and the women’s team will take the field at 3:00 p.m. to face Saint Michael’s College.
MEN’S SOCCER OVERVIEW:
Le Moyne College’s men’s soccer team will open Wednesday’s game with a 9-6-0 overall record and a 6-5-0 record in NE10. The Southern Connecticut State University Owls will head to Ted Grant Field with an NE10 CV of 4-7-0 and an overall record of 4-10-1.
Owl Recognition Report:
Southern Connecticut is just two consecutive NE10 Conference victories at home, beating Southern New Hampshire (7-3-1 NE10) 2-1 on October 30 and taking a 1-0 victory over Bentley ( 2-9 NE10) on 27.
The Owls are the leading scorers for first-year forward Leroy Best, who has three goals on eight shots on target this season. Senior midfielder Juan Alava has recorded twelve shots on goal and has scored twice so far for Southern Connecticut State.
Goalkeeper Bailey Bassett made 58 saves throughout the season. The Owls have had six freshmen who have scored a goal for them this season: Best, Alex de Cunha, Jalen Jean, Matthew Jaansalu, Jacob Rose and Lennox Strelaw.
The state of Southern Connecticut currently sits in eighth place in the Northeast men’s football rankings of 10. The Moyne has a two-spot lead with the sixth-best winning percentage in the conference.
Le Moyne’s men’s soccer team lost their most recent game in New Haven on October 30 by a score of 3-2. The Dolphins conceded in the first ten minutes of the game against the Chargers, and twice more in the first thirty minutes of the second half to go to a 3-0 road deficit. The Dolphins then staged a late-game comeback. Tom henna (Hamburg, Germany / Gymnasium Buckhorn) scored a penalty in the 81st minute and the junior redshirt midfielder registered an assist on a Joe falcone (Manlius, NY / Fayetteville-Manlius) scored in the 87th minute to make it 3-2, but Le Moyne ran out of time and couldn’t find the tying goal. The Dolphins previously recorded a 2-1 win on Oct.28 at Stonehill and a 2-1 second-half win at home over Saint Michael’s on Oct.23.
Graduated forward Robert Rohrhirsch (Garching bei München, Germany / Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Garching / University of Applied Sciences Munich) leads the team with 17 points via eight goals and one assist, and Falcone leads the team with four assists. The graduate midfielder has also contributed three goals to the Le Moyne cause this season. first year striker Michael sparkes (Glasgow, Scotland / St. Ninians) has scored four goals and two assists so far in his debut campaign with the Dolphins. Sparkes has scored 13 shots on goal this season, the team’s second-tallest behind Rohrhirsch, who has shot 22 shots on goal so far. Henne provided two goals and three assists to the Dolphins’ offensive efforts, and redshirt-freshman defenseman Jack goodrich (Kelsall, England / King’s School Chester) scored two goals and two assists in his debut season competing for the Dolphins. Noah Sperduto (Elmira, NY / Elmira) and Patrick strauss (Lakewood, Ohio / St. Ignatius) each scored two goals. Strauss, the fifth-year defenseman has played every minute as center-back for the Dolphins this season. The captain has accumulated a total of 5,165 minutes throughout his career at Le Moyne. Goalkeeper Josh Mahr (Fayetteville, NY / Fayetteville-Manlius) has also played every minute this season for the Dolphins. The graduate student captain has completed six cleansheets this year so far and has made a total of 49 saves with a goals against average of 0.97. Before Brett stern (Lockport, NY / Newfane / Duquesne) and Brandon mimas (Baldwinsville, NY / CW Baker / UAlbany) have each scored one goal this season, while forward Owen Bauer (Baldwinsville, NY / CW Baker / UNC Asheville) and advocate Ben Quigley (Perth, Scotland / Community School of Auchterarder / University of Stirling) both provided an assist for the Dolphins. Elders Terence Crysler Howard (Toronto, Ontario / Toronto Prep School) and Jonas Schmelcher (Berlin, Germany / Schul-und Leistungssportzentrum Berlin / Bridgeport) have each played over a thousand minutes this season for the Dolphins. Schmelcher as a member of Le Moyne’s backline who finished six clean sheets, and Crysler-Howard as a defensive-minded central midfielder who has been a constant force for the Dolphins in midfield. The Dolphins also used the services of redshirt-junior Josh doback (Baldwinsville, NY / CW Baker) on the bench at the outback during the crucial moments of the hotly contested games this season. Senior captain Brent McKeown (Burlington, VT / Rice / Hartwick) provided some depth to the Dolphins’ defensive unit, appearing in 10 games as an outside fullback and rookie Ziad Abdul Malak (Manlius, NY / Fayetteville-Manlius) has appeared in 14 appearances this season for Le Moyne as a central midfielder.
The last time the two men’s soccer programs met on November 6, 2019, the Owls claimed a 4-3 victory over the Dolphins at Jess Dow Field. When they played at Ted Grant Field in October 2018, Le Moyne won the game 1-0. The Dolphins have won five of the last nine meetings between the two schools.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL OVERVIEW:
Le Moyne College’s women’s soccer team will open Wednesday’s game with an overall record of 2-9-3 and a 1-8-3 record in NE10. Saint Michael’s will travel to Syracuse with an overall record of 5-7-4, including a 2-6-4 NE10.
Purple Knights spotting report:
Saint Michael’s lost their last game to Bentley on October 29 by a score of 1-0. The Purple Knights fought to a 1-1 draw with Franklin Pierce on October 26 and lost 4-1 to Assumption on the 23.
Junior goaltender Katie Escobedo made 77 saves this year while protecting the net for the Purple Knights, setting a goals against average of 1.09. Junior midfielder Izzy Ruprecht has scored three goals and provided an assist for Saint Michael’s so far this season. Paulina Valentine, Zoe Rogers and Christina Cummings each contributed two goals to the Purple Knights cause. Cummings, a freshman, has also had two assists so far.
The Purple Knights are led by head coach Wendy Elles, who is in her ninth year training for the program. They led Saint Michael’s to a 6-9-2 record in 2019.
Le Moyne’s women’s football team recently lost 1-0 on the road to Franklin Pierce on October 29. The Dolphins lost to Bentley on October 23 and fell to a strong home Saint Rose team on the 20th. Before that, Le Moyne beat New Haven 5-1 at Ted Grant Field on senior matchday.
Junior forward Amya naja (Gansevoort, NY / South Glens Falls) leads the Dolphins with seven points so far this season, thanks to three goals and one assist. Redshirt-freshman Danielle Casey (Clifton Park, NY / Shenendehowa) has scored three goals so far in his first season as a Dolphin. Midfielder Ali Greco (Niskayuna, NY / Niskayuna) and Catherine stanard (Baldwinsville, NY / Christian Brothers Academy) each scored two goals and provided an assist that year at Le Moyne. Senior winger Hannah brown trice (Seneca Falls, NY / Mynderse Academy) has scored two goals so far this season for the Dolphins, and graduated forward Maddison’s Vineyard (Ogdensburg, NY / Lisbon) provided the Dolphins’ offense with one goal and two assists. Elders Lexi aquilino (Depew, NY / Maryvale), Lainey Foti (Syracuse, NY / Jamesville-DeWitt) and freshman Brooke Wilson (Rochester, NY / Hilton) all scored one goal. junior goalie Allison Moreau (Sauquoit, NY / Sauquoit Valley) made 104 saves this season while protecting the Dolphins’ net, averaging about seven and a half saves per game. Senior Rachel Wengender (Webster, NY / Webster Schroeder) started 13 games for Le Moyne at left-back, giving the Dolphins some veteran speed and balance on the wing. Senior Vittoria Fuduli (East Meadow, NY / East Meadow) has played 1156 minutes this season as the Dolphins’ center-back and has been a consistent force on Le Moyne’s backline. Following the injury of the first-year defenseman Camille Burruano (Buffalo, NY / Grand Island), who proved to be a brilliant young talent as a center-back for Le Moyne before his injury, junior Reagan Same (Rexford, NY / Shenendehowa) and senior Maddie rhodes (Andover, Mass / Andover) provided the Dolphins with some depth in defense throughout their grueling NE10 conference schedule. First year defenders Hildur Unnarsdottir (Kópavogur, Iceland / Commercial College of Iceland) and Wilson have become versatile and indispensable members of the Dolphin’s backline. Wilson’s squad, Unnarsdóttir, Burruano, Casey, Aspholm, Alston and Courcy – all freshmen or freshmen in red shirts who competed at the college level for the first time this fall – have shown promise. , tremendous talent and growth on the pitch this season. and gained invaluable experience participating in NE10 for the first time, which bodes well for the future of Le Moyne women’s soccer. Redshirt-freshman Magda Asphom (Östersund, Sweden / Jämtlands Gymnasium Wargentin) has played 1,072 minutes this season for the Dolphins as a central midfielder.
The last time the two women’s soccer programs met on November 5, 2019 in Colchester, the Purple Knights claimed a 1-0 victory. The last time they met at Ted Grant Field, in October 2018, it was Le Moyne who won a 1-0 home victory. The Dolphins have won six of the last seven meetings between the two NE10 teams.
Links to the live video broadcast as well as live stats from both matches will be available on lemoynedolphins.com under the calendar pages for men’s and women’s football, and will be tweeted on team accounts for both programs. You can follow the men’s football twitter feed @ LeMoyneMSOC and the women’s football twitter feed @ LeMoyneWSOC