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Men’s soccer wraps up historic season

The Cardinals made it to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time.

By Nicole Robinson, Staff Writer

It was a season to mark in the record books for the St. John Fisher College men’s soccer team. For the first time in school history, the team won an Empire 8 Championship and made it to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The Cardinals finished the season at 6-10-3. However, their 3-3-1 finish was enough to claim the fourth seed in the Empire 8 Tournament.

Fisher went into the tournament as underdogs and came out champions.

Although the Cardinals fell short in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, they played a very strong game. The end result was a 1-0 loss to the number one seed, Oneonta. The Cardinals played a hard 80 minutes, until the Red Dragons scored with 10 minutes left in the game to get the victory.

“We have a relatively young talented team. We have a very bright future ahead of us as long as we stay focused and motivated throughout the off season.”
– Assistant coach Chris Bowman

Some of the team stat leaders for the Cardinals include freshman Jeff Meyers with a total of seven goals for the 2016 season. Close behind Meyers was fellow freshman Matthew Kaiser with a total of six goals, while sophomore Tyler Randall helped the team with a total of six assists.

“We have a relatively young talented team,” said assistant coach Chris Bowman. “We have a very bright future ahead of us as long as we stay focused and motivated throughout the off season.”

Fisher will graduate six seniors including Ian Spaulding, Thomas Goetze, Terry Pavlick, AJ Klemczak, Aaren Harrington, and Justin Ferron.

 

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