New London, Conn. - November 10, 2018 - The Springfield College men's soccer team fell to Ramapo College, 2-0, in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, played at Connecticut College's Freeman Field on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Pride finishes the 2018 season with an overall record of 14-5-1, while Ramapo improves to 16-3-2 with the victory. The Roadrunners will now advance to take on No. 24 Connecticut College in the Second Round, which will be played on Sunday, November 11 at 1 p.m.
This marked the third-consecutive trip to the national stage for the Pride, as Springfield College claimed the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship for the second time in the last three seasons in 2018.
Springfield College held a 12-7 shot advantage over 90 minutes of play, as the Pride was awarded four corner kicks to the Roadrunners' two.
In net, senior goalkeeper Stewart Frank (Pittsford, N.Y.) made three saves in his final game in maroon and white, while his counterpart, Joshua Schaffer (Ringwood, N.J.) posted six saves in the victory.
Ramapo opened the scoring in the second minute of the game when Joseph Fala (Cape May Court House, N.J.) slipped a low cross to Guilherme DeNovaes (Long Branch, N.J.), who buried his chance just 1:48 into the contest to give Ramapo a 1-0 lead.
Fala would finish off the Pride in the 81st minute as he snuck past the Pride's back line, before chipping a shot past Frank to seal the 2-0 win for the Roadrunners.