Men’s Soccer Seeks Repeat in Landmark Conference Title Bout at Elizabethtown Saturday Night

Men’s Soccer Seeks Repeat in Landmark Conference Title Bout at Elizabethtown Saturday Night

The University of Scranton men's soccer team will look to win their second straight Landmark Conference Championship on Saturday evening, as the second-seeded Royals head to top-seeded Elizabethtown for the 2016 Landmark Title Match. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.

Scranton, who comes into the match with a 13-3-1 and winners of five of their last six, head to Elizabethtown (13-2-1) for the second straight season for the Landmark Conference title match. Last season, Scranton rallied back from a 2-1 deficit in the second half, scoring back-to-back goals to take their first Landmark title in program history, 3-2.

The Royals earned their berth to the championship match off a thrilling 2-1 win over third-seeded Drew on Wednesday night at Fitzpatrick Field. The game-winner in the contest was scored by senior Pat Codispoti (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade) on a free kick in the 65th minute, as Scranton kept Drew off the scoreboard over the final 45 minutes of the match to preserve the win.

Elizabethtown took down fourth-seeded Susquehanna at home in their semifinal contest on Wednesday night, 3-1, as the Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Like Scranton, Elizabethtown comes into the match on a bit of a roll, as they've won eight of their last nine matches.

Scranton will look to avenge a loss in the regular season to Elizabethtown in the match, as the Blue Jays came to Fitzpatrick Field on Oct. 1st and took a 2-1 victory on a goal in the 67th minute that broke a 1-1 tie.

Fans attending Saturday night's match at Elizabethtown are reminded that admission will be charged at the gate: $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (62 and older) and non-Landmark Conference students. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free of charge, as are all Landmark Conference students, faculty and staff with their school ID.

If you can't make it out to the match, live stats for the contest will be available here, as will a live video stream here.

--ROYALS--