The Spartan men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end on Nov. 15th when it was defeated by the 10th ranked University of Rochester in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament. Rochester began the scoring early as Sean Hantes netted a goal just 3:47 into the game.
The game remained scoreless for the next 67 minutes of play while the Spartans tried to find a way to tie up the game. In the 71st minute, though, Rochester broke through again when Steve Wells got his head on a corner kick, sending it into the back of the net for the insurance goal.
Spartan keeper Mike Anthony had three saves in the loss. The Spartans finished the season with a record of 11-9-1 overall.
This is the second time in two years that the Spartans have been knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round.