November 4, 2009
Bloomsburg Men's Soccer Falls to No. 1 Millersville
MILLERSVILLE-Bloomsburg University fell to top-ranked Millersville 2-0 in the semifinal round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) men's soccer playoffs on Wednesday night.
The Huskies defense played tough in the first half, outshooting the 17-1 Marauders four-to-three in the first 45 minutes of action. Junior Tom Kovack (Croydon/Conwell-Egan Catholic) took the first offensive strike for Bloomsburg in the 11th minute, missing wide. Freshman Alex Ruhfass (Newton/Council Rock North) attacked with a header less than two minutes later that also missed wide. Junior Marcus Valeriano (Oley/Oley Valley) and senior Eric Simonds (Sassamansville/Boyertown) also registered shots while senior David Leiendecker (Easton/Easton) had a save in goal for the upset-minded Huskies.
Millersville attacked heavily in the second half, posting six total shots and both goals. The first came just 53 seconds in, when Kyle Loughlin took a Jeremy Yoder pass and found the back of the net. Pat Baffuto would put the Marauders up 2-0 at the 57-minute mark on a crossing pass from Dan Prian.
The Huskies would get a good look at goal when the team's leading scorer, freshman Tyler Phillips (Ephrata/Ephrata) had a shot saved in the 75th minute.
Bloomsburg ends their season with a record of 10-6-2, including a 5-2-1 mark in the PSAC East.