SPORTS BRIEF: Men’s soccer gets an unlikely boost to push past Wilkes University


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John Ferraro, Sports Editor

Pacers’ senior midfielder Jimmy Fields had not scored a goal in nearly three years. That all changed Sunday afternoon against the Wilkes University Colonels.

According to the Marywood Pacers’ website, Fields, a health and physical education major, scored his last goal in 2013 against Stevenson University. It was the third game of Fields’ collegiate career.

In the 26th minute of Sunday’s game, Fields broke away from the Colonels’ defense and hit the back of the net to give the Pacers the lead. It was the only goal the Pacers would need.

The Pacers’ defense held strong for the rest of the game. Senior goalkeeper Patrick Brogan, a business management major, made three saves for his first career shutout.

Men’s soccer looks to continue its momentum from Fields’ game-winner when the team hosts Ithaca College on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Check back with The Wood Word as we continue to cover all Pacer home games.

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Correction: The Wood Word has been informed on Sept. 7 that Fields’ first career goal was in his third collegiate game, not his first. This fact was incorrectly stated on the Marywood Pacer website that has since been corrected by the source.