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Daemen Captures the Title at the Buffalo State Men’s Soccer All-America Classic

Posted: September 1, 2007
BUFFALO, NY—Daemen edged host Buffalo State, 2-1, to claim the championship in the Men’s Soccer All-America Classic today at Coyer Field. Geneva defeated Hilbert, 2-0, in the early game.

In the title game, Scott Jablonka (Baldwinsville/CW Baker) netted the game winner with a header on a cross from Jordan Andrecolich (Chili/Churchville-Chili) early in the second half. Buffalo State had taken a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute on a goal by freshman Tony Schiappa (Williamsville/Williamsville East), but the Wildcats evened the count at 1-1 in the 34th minute on a goal by Zane Tester (Youngstown/Lew-Port) with an assist from Jablonka. Buffalo State outshot the Wildcats, 15-10, but Jeff Spencer (Depew/Depew) made seven saves for Daemen.

Scott Swartley (Perkasie, PA) scored two first-half goals for Geneva in the second game to give the Golden Tornadoes their first victory as a Division III program. Russ Picard (Coraopolis, PA) added an assist, and Sam McCracken (Beaver Falls, PA) needed to make just one save for the shutout. Chris Hannel (Cheektowaga/Cheektowaga) had 16 saves in goal for Hilbert, as Geneva outshot the Hawks, 30-7.

Tournament Most Valuable Player: Jordan Andrecolich (Daemen)

All-Tournament Team: Dan Clauss (Daemen), Jeff Spencer (Daemen), Tony Schiappa (Buffalo St.), Joshua Mitchell (Buffalo St.), Stephen Galante (Buffalo St.), Scott Swartley (Geneva), Johnathan Hunt (Geneva), Gave Kleinert (Geneva), Eric Davies (Hilbert), Chris Hannel (Hilbert), Brandon Bettinger (Hilbert)
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