Masi fires five shots for 'Cats
DURHAM, N.H. - Junior midfielder Anthony Cinelli scored the only goal of the game on a penalty kick in the game's fifth minute to lift Holy Cross to a 1-0 win over the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team in the final game of the 15th Annual Nike Fall Soccer Classic on Sunday. With the win Holy Cross claimed the second place in the tournament. University of Vermont captured first place, St. Mary's College third, and UNH fourth. UNH falls to 0-1-1 on the season while Holy Cross improves to 1-1-0.
Junior captain Eric Masi (York, Maine) had five shots including a head that went high of the net in the game's 75th minute. He also had a long-range shot that high just minutes before. Sophomore forward Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wis.) fired two shots including one that was turned away by Crusaders' netminder Richard Whipple. UNH's sophomore goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) allowed just the penalty kick goal for the two- day tournament.
Levey and Whipple were two of four goalies named to the All-Tournament team. This is the first time four goalies have been selected to the All-Tournament team at the Nike Classic. UVM's David Sullivan and St. Mary's Brian Mason were the two other goalies on the team. Sophomore back Corey Bronner of Vermont was named the Most Valuable Player helping the Catamounts keep their opponents scoreless for over 303 minutes during the Classic. In addition to Bronner and Sullivan, UVM had Jesse Brady-Searby and Danny Broughan named to the All-Tournament team. Holy Cross had Whipple, Kevin Leonard, and Josh Trott, St. Mary's Michael Johnson and Brian Mason were named while UNH sophomores Levey and Pedro Braz (East Providence, R.I.) rounded out the All-Tournament team.
New Hampshire returns to action on Friday, September 10 when it faces Central Connecticut in the opening round of the Smith Barney Classic at the University of Vermont. The next Wildcat home game is September 18, when UNH plays host Colgate in a 7:00 p.m. game. That game is scheduled to be played on Bremner Field, UNH's AstroPlay field.