SAGE TOPS HOUGHTON IN EMPIRE 8 MEN'S SOCCER ACTION, 1-0;
GATORS PUNCH TICKET TO EMPIRE 8 PLAYOFFS AND NO. 2 SEED
Houghton, NY—Sage's men's soccer team travelled to Houghton College on Saturday in a must win Empire 8 match. The Gators did just that as they beat the Highlanders, 1-0. With the win, Sage is now 9-8 overall and 3-3 in the Empire 8 as the final day of league play wraps this evening.
The Gators have secured the team's second Empire 8 playoff berth having earned a bid in 2017 in the team's first season as an Empire 8 member. The team is the No. 2 seed and will host a semifinal match on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7p.m. against Alfred University. Earlier in the year, Sage beat Alfred 1-0 at Alfred on September 28 to open league play.
- Nazareth 16 points 5-0-1
- Sage 9 points 3-3
- Alfred 9 points 3-3
- Elmira 8 points 2-2-2
After playing Houghton to a scoreless first half, Sage's junior forward Griffin Goodemote (Broadalbin, NY/Broadalbin Perth) scored what would be the game-winner on a pass from sophomore Christian Vaalstuen (Lillestrom, Norway) and sophomore Kevin Winglosky (Shodack, NY/Ichabod Crane) to keep the Gators' season alive. The goal is the fourth of the season for Goodemote and his 2nd game-winner this fall.
Sage's sophomore goalkeeper Lucas Bourdeau (Castleton-on-Hudson, NY/Maple Hill) made four saves in earning the shutout win as he is 9-8 this fall and the Gators have had four shutouts along the way.