Late First Half Goal Leads Mariners to Victory
Sep 13, 2006

Merchant Marine, 3

Farmingdale State, 0

Farmingdale, NY - A goal with three seconds remaining in the first half by junior forward Will Sprouse (Cortlandt Manor, NY/Hendrick Hudson) would prove to be the game-winner for Merchant Marine (4-0, 2-0 Skyline) in a 3-0 conference victory over Farmingdale State (1-2-2, 0-1 Skyline) today in Farmingdale, NY.

Sprouse took a shot from the top of the box that found the back of the net to open up the scoring late in the first half. Junior midfielder David Poulnot (Sullivans Island, SC/Bishop England) and freshman forward Ryan Hadley (Davidsonville, MD/St. Mary's) were credited with the assists. The Mariners' second goal came 67 minutes in, by sophomore forward Kyle Leutjen (Overland Park, KS/Blue Valley) assisted by sophomore forward Taylor Pankratz (Nacogdoches, TX/Nacogdoches). Poulnot added the final goal for Merchant Marine at the 72-minute mark after Pankratz headed a shot off the post.

The Mariners finished with a 23-3 shot advantage over the Rams. Freshman goalkeeper Joseph Caccavale (West Islip, NY/West Islip) finished with eight saves for Farmingdale State.

The Rams now travel to face York (N.Y.) on Monday, September 18th for a non-conference game at 3:30pm.

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