VOYAGEURS EDGE RAMS IN M-SOCCER

SUBDURY, Ont. - The Laurentian Voyageurs men's soccer team won 1-0 against the Ryerson Rams, Saturday afternoon. The only goal came off of a penalty kick from the Voyageurs Tony Tagliafierro late in the game, while Scott Cliff secured the shutout in the win.

The beginning of first half saw both teams battling back and forth for possession. The first major chance of the game came in the 24th minute, when Laurentian's David Hysen (Sudbury, Ont.) headed the ball into the opposing keeper, off of a free kick from Tagliafierro (Sudbury, Ont.).

Shortly after, Ryerson countered with a shot in close from Moses Kgasa (Botswana), but Cliff (Sudbury, Ont.) was there to make the save. The game remained relatively even, until the 37th minute, when Tagliafierro blasted another free kick, just scraping the side off the post. The game remained scoreless as the half-time whistle sounded.

The second half saw Laurentian come out with a few good opportunities, but each one being unsuccessful. As the game played on, tempers began the flair, with both teams keeping a close eye on the clock, as it ticked closer and closer to a scoreless game. In the 38th minute, Laurentian was awarded a penalty kick from a hand ball just in front of the net. As the crowd silenced, Tagliafierro blasted a shot just inside the left post for the goal.

Ryerson made an attempt to counter late in the half off of a free kick just outside the 18 yard-box, but failed to hit net. The game ended with the Voyageurs up 1-0.

"It was a pretty good game and both teams battled hard," said head coach Carlo Castrechino. "They beat us over there, but it's nice to get the three points at home."

The Voyageurs look to continue the momentum into tomorrow as they will face the No. 6-ranked, Toronto Varsity Blues. The game will be played at the Laurentian Soccer Field. With game time scheduled for 12 p.m.

Source: Voyageurs Athletics
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