Rams Fall to Scranton in Season Opener
|Farmingdale State (0-1)||0||0||0|
|1st - 13:51||Kevin Kozic (Scranton)|
|1st - 30:49||Rich Loeffler (Scranton)|
|1st - 38:19||Ryan Smith (Scranton)|
|2nd - 63:46||Bill McGuiness (Scranton)|
Sh: 3 Players (#8, #10, #13 - 1)
Sv: Angelo Viteritti - 4
4 Players (#10, #17, #21, #25 - 1)
A: Bill McGuiness - 2
Sh: Bill McGuiness - 6
|TEAM STATISTICS||Farmingdale State||Scranton|
|Shots (on goal)||3 (0)||25 (8)|
University of Scranton - 4, Farmingdale State - 0
Scranton, PA - The Farmingdale State men's soccer team fell, 4-0, in their 2012 season opener last night at the University of Scranton. The Royals held a decisive 25-3 shot advantage in the victory.
Scranton (1-0) broke the scoreless tie with 31:09 remaining in the first half as sophomore forward Kevin Kozic (Raritan, N.J.) netted a header off the entry pass by senior forward Bill McGuiness (Forty Fort, Pa.). Sophomore midfielder Rich Leoffler (Matawan, N.J.) put the Royals on top 2-0 after being set up by McGuiness with 14:11 left before halftime. Less than eight minutes later, freshman forward Ryan Smith (Maple Glen, Pa.) scored on a header to increase Scranton's lead to 3-0. The Royals outshot the Rams 13-0 in the first half.
McGuiness' unassisted goal with 26:14 left to play was the games final score as the Royals capped off a 4-0 victory.
Farmingdale State next will travel to King's (Pa.) for a non-conference game on Saturday, September 1st at 3:30 p.m.