Saxons Held Scoreless at Elmira
ELMIRA, NY – The Alfred University men's soccer team traveled to Elmira College on Saturday afternoon for an Empire 8 matchup with the Soaring Eagles. The Saxons (4-10, 0-3 Empire 8) played well on the defensive end, with just one goal allowed but struggled offensively in the 1-0 loss.
AU was able to get a few decent looks at the net in the first half but most of those shots sailed wide or were blocked by Elmira defenders.
The lone goal for the Soaring Eagles came at the 36:23 mark of the first half when a corner kick opportunity turned into a header goal to give Elmira the advantage.
Zachary Gloskin (New City, NY / Clarkstown South) lined up for a corner kick late in the half and also had a shot that went wide but both of those opportunities stalled for the Saxons.
At the end of the first half Elmira led Alfred 1-0.
The Saxons continued to get shots off throughout the second half but they were again blocked or sent wide and kept AU off of the board.
The Alfred defense was locked in during the second half and allowed no goals on four corner kick chances and nine shots.
Unfortunately, the Saxons offense was unable to find the back of the net and AU fell short in this one.
Ben Middlemiss (Montclair, NJ / Montclair) played well in goal for AU and finished with five saves and just one goal allowed.
The Saxons will have a week off before returning home to host Houghton College in Yunevich Stadium next Saturday at 1PM.