Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 at Francis Marion


FLORENCE, SC -- Francis Marion claimed a 2-1 win over visiting Catawba in men’s soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at the FMU Soccer Field.  The Patriots improve to 5-11, while the Catawba Indians fall to 6-11.

Francis Marion snapped a scoreless tie with a pair of goals just before the hour.  Justin Kibler headed home a corner kick in the 55th minute and Kyle Clinton headed in a cross from Joey Pineo in the 60th minute for a 2-0 edge.

Catawba pulled back a goal two minutes later after the Patriots failed to clear a corner kick by Ryan Villiard (Holiday, FL/Mitchell HS).  Sam Ketner (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) corralled the loose ball and scored on an 18-yard blast for his third goal of 2007.

Patriot keeper Clark Richeson made two saves in taking the win.  Ross Willard (Jacksonville, NC/Jacksonville HS) had three saves over the final 45 minutes, while Tyler Held (Virginia Beach, VA/Kellam HS) occupied the goal during the first half and compiled two saves for Catawba. 

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