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Weekend men’s soccer roundup: Husson 3, Lyndon 0


LYNDON CENTER, VT — Husson jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime and coasted to a 3-0 North Atlantic Conference victory over Lyndon at the Lyndon Athletic Field on Sunday afternoon.

Phil Frost scored the first goal of the game at 24:32 off assists from Stephen Berenyi and Zach Emeigh.

Less than 13 minutes later, Frost struck again at 37:06, this time off a pass from Taylor Wentworth, to up the Eagles’ advantage to 2-0 heading into intermission.

Early in the second half in the 53rd minute, Husson’s Patrick Van Dessel would pick up a rebound of a James Crawford shot from several meters out and deposit a shot into the back of the Hornet goal behind keeper Jason Gray.

Husson goalie Brian Potter made five saves to earn the shutout while Gray and Jason Marks combined to make 11 saves for Lyndon (2-8, 1-3). The Eagles (6-3, 3-1) outshot the hosts 23-11 and had five corners kicks in the game to the Hornets’ one.

“This was a gritty performance led by Phil Frost’s two goals against a tough Lyndon State team,” Husson coach Jeff Gettler said after the win. “Our team showed great mental toughness in getting an important shutout win on the road.”

NMCC wins, ties

The Northern Maine Community College Falcons defeated UMaine-Augusta 15-1 on Saturday in Augusta.

Leading the way for NMCC were Josh Allen with four goals, Brandon Anthony and Pa tGoodall with three goals and two assists each and Matt Till with two goals. Goalie Brad MacKenzie had 4 saves on 6 shots. Nathan Snow scored the lone goal for UMA.

On Sunday, NMCC keeper Brad MacKenzie made 4 saves on 12 Unity shots. Ian Sypek was called upon to make 12 saves on 21 NMCC shots. The Falcons are now 3-5 and Unity stands at 4-5 in conference play.

NEC 4, UMF 3

FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington’s second-half comeback bid came up shy of the mark as New England College men’s soccer answered every UMF rally and escaped Prescott Field with a 4-3 win, in a North Atlantic Conference matchup Sunday afternoon.

Three straight New England College (6-3-2) goals in the first half allowed the Pilgrims to take a 3-1 lead by halftime. Nick Grim (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) struck first for the Beavers in the third minute, and the Pilgrims’ Rob Lucas and Manny Arteaga scored in the 14th and 16th minutes respectively to give New England College the lead. Ralph Bertrand extended the Pilgrims’ lead with a goal in the 37th minute.

UMaine-Farmington’s Luiz Ristow (Joinville, Brazil/Positivo Joinville) cut the margin to 3-2 in the 56th minute, scoring on a set piece direct kick taken by keeper Paul Dupre (Rehoboth, Mass./Xaverian Brothers). Dupre played the ball directly into the outer left corner of 6-yard box from approximately 30 yards out, and Ristow finished with a header into the Pilgrims’ goal.

NEC clung to its 3-2 lead for the next 25 minutes, as quality scoring chances became few and far between amidst a steady rain that turned the pitch to mud and left both teams struggling for footing.

The Pilgrims’ Sebastian Manteau finally gave NEC some extra cushion on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal in the 81st minute, extending New England College’s lead to 4-2.

Ristow took a chunk out of that lead with one second remaining in regulation, curling a corner kick from the left corner right around the near post and into the far side of the Pilgrims’ goal.

Dupre made five saves for UMF (1-9-0)l, while Pilgrim keeper Robert Millard was forced to make three stops. NEC held a 15-10 advantage in total shots, and took seven corner kicks to UMF’s two.

UMPI 6, Fisher 0

MEDFORD, Mass. — The UMaine-Presque Isle men’s soccer team used a two-man advantage over host Fisher College to defeat the Falcons 6-0 on Saturday afternoon. The win snaps a 3-match losing streak for the Owls and improves their record to 5-5. The Falcons fell to 0-9.

Kyle Corrigan was the offensive star for UMPI, scoring three goals. Corrigan had one goal coming into the weekend. Kobe Ashkir opened the scoring, taking a pass from Chad Caverhill and placing it in the back of the net at 40:25 in the first half.

Caverhill had a fine offensive day himself, assisting on the first two goals and scoring the last two for Presque Isle.

Josh MacKinnon earned the shutout in goal, saving both the shots on goals that he faced.

With Saturday’s victory, the Owls have now surpassed their win total from 2011.

Thomas 4, Colby-Sawyer 1

WATERVILLE — Dakota Duplissie (Hampden, Maine) and Marcus Johnson (Sandy’s, Bermuda) both scored two goals as the Terriers (6-1-2, 2-0-1 NAC) defeated Colby-Sawyer (3-6-1, NAC) 4-1 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men’s soccer match Sunday afternoon.

In the seventh minute mark, Johnson received a pass from Joshua Phelps (Maroochydor, Australia) to start off the games scoring affair. The Chargers would answer back however at 15:56 as Chris DiCecce would get one past Terrier keeper Mikkail Crockwell (St. David’s, Bermuda) in front of the net.

Duplissie would score the eventual game-winner at 26:07 to give Thomas a one goal lead going into half. Dupllisie would strike again to start off the second half with a strike from outside the box beating the opposing keeper top right.

Johnson would add a cushion to the Terrier lead scoring his second of the contest at the 79th minute, assisted by Phelps and Duplissie.

The Terrier held a 17-9 advantage in shots, while both teams had three corner kicks apiece.

With the win, the Terriers sit atop the NAC standings, closely followed by New England College with a 2-0-1 conference record.

Tufts 4, Bates 0

MEDFORD – Sophomore Gus Santos (Framingham, MA) scored a goal and assisted on another in the first half and the Tufts men’s soccer team went on to a 4-0 victory against Bates College in NESCAC action at Bello Field Sunday.

The Jumbos ended a three-game winless streak (0-1-2) with the victory and improved to 5-1-2 overall and 3-1-2 in NESCAC. After scoring just once in their previous three conference games, the four goals by Tufts on Sunday were the most in a league game since a 5-0 win against Bowdoin on October 7, 2006.

The Tufts defense recorded its fifth shutout in eight games this fall, allowing just five Bates shots. Senior goalkeeper Wyatt Zeller (Sea Ranch Lakes, FL) needed only two saves to earn the win.

Playing on the Bello turf due to rain, Santos was able to utilize his speed to help the Jumbos surge to a two-goal halftime lead. He beat the Bobcat defense with speed and footwork 11 minutes into the match, carrying the ball to the top of the box and scoring on a shot low to the right.

In the 32nd minute, Santos created more offense as his hard shot was saved by Bates freshman keeper Sam Polito (Far Hills, NJ). However, junior Scott Blumenthal (Simsbury, CT) was on the doorstep to finish the rebound and give Tufts a 2-0 lead.

The best Bates opportunity of the half came on a long free kick by senior captain John Murphy (Yarmouth, ME) that was blasted wide right by senior Nick Barron (Kirkwood, MO). However, the visitors finished the first 45 without a shot on goal.

Tufts upped its lead to 3-0 as senior co-captain Pat Bauer (Portland, OR) netted his first collegiate goal in the 60th minute. Off a Bates turnover, he touched into the box and beat Polito low left.

Another collegiate first wrapped up the Jumbo scoring in the 84th minute. Sophomore Michael Miele (Sudbury, MA) volleyed in a cross by freshman Riu Pinheiro (Princeton, NJ) for his first goal.

Murphy and sophomore Nick Ford (Columbus, OH) had shots on goal for Bates in the second half.

The Jumbos held large margins of 17-5 in shots and 9-1 in corners for the game.

MMA 1, Lyndon 0

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — David Clough‘s (Mt. Vernon, Maine) goal at 68:53 mark of the second half proved to be the game-winner as Maine Maritime Academy defeated Lyndon 1-0 in North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action.

After a scoreless first half of play, Clough ran onto a centering pass from teammate Benjamin Russell (Farmington, Maine) and managed to punch a shot through a maze of Hornet defenders and into the back of the net behind goalkeeper Jason Gray.

From there, the Mariner defense made the tally stand, blocking several shots down the stretch to preserve the shutout.

Maine Maritime goalie William Trace Lacour (Charlottesville, Va.) made one save in the game while Gray was called upon to stop seven shots in the contest. The Mariners (4-4, 2-1) held a 14-5 advantage in shots and had three corner kicks and Lyndon (2-7, 1-2) had two.

Husson 5, Johnston State 0

JOHNSON, Vt. — Husson beat Johnson State 5-0 Saturday afternoon at Minaert Field.

The Eagles wasted little time in scoring when senior goalkeeper Mason Smith (Houma, LA) perfectly placed a ball to sophomore Stephen Berenyi (Levant, ME) who then took it to the net in the 25th minute. Sophomore Phil Frost(Bangor, ME) scored just minutes later in the 33rd minute from a pass from sophomore Jacob Erskine (Sidney, ME). Again, just three and a half minutes later Frost netted another goal off a dead ball touch from freshman Alain Tuyishime (Portland, ME).

Scoring did not stop there for the Eagles who added two more goals in the second half. Both came from junior Zach Emeigh (Ellsworth, ME). Emeigh’s first goal of the game came at 71:45 off a give and go pass from sophomore Patrick Van Dessel (Dover, NH). Emeigh netted his second goal on a breakaway pass from sophomore Kyle Hargreaves (Raymond, ME) at 74:23.

Johnson was able to generate some solid scoring opportunities but Smith turned away a pair of great chances for JSC to preserve the scoreless half. In all the Eagles earned a 13-6 shot advantage in the first stanza.

Goalkeepers Smith and junior Jay Cuttle (Kittery, ME) successfully defended the net stopping all 3 shots that came their way.

With this conference win Husson improves to 5-3 on the season, 2-1 in the NAC.

Colby-Sawyer 1, UMaine-Farmington 0 (2 OT)

Welch’s goal in 103rd minute lifts Colby-Sawyer past UMF

FARMINGTON, Maine – Colby-Sawyer freshman Lukas Welch banged home the winning goal in the third minute of the second overtime period, lifting the Chargers to a 1-0 North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer win over the University of Maine at Farmington, Saturday afternoon at Prescott Field.

Welch capitalized on a failed attempt just seconds earlier by sophomore Max Yee. Yee’s attempt from a bad angle deep in the right corner sailed through the 6-yard box and wide left of the UMF goal, but Welch followed up on the play and one-timed the ball into the open side of the net.

Welch’s shot for the game-winner was the Chargers’ first over nearly 13 minutes of overtime play.

UMaine-Farmington (1-8-0, 0-3-0 North Atlantic Conference) outshot Colby-Sawyer (3-5-1, 2-0-0 North Atlantic Conference) by a 15-14 margin, and the Beavers had a narrow 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.

UMF keeper Paul Dupre (Rehoboth, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) recorded seven saves for the Beavers, while Nick Austin charted six saves for Colby-Sawyer.

Trinity 1, Colby 0

WATERVILLE, Maine —- Christian Carrasquillo scored in the 102nd minute as the Trinity College men’s soccer team pulled out a 1-0 overtime win over Colby College in NESCAC play Saturday.

Trinity moves to 4-1-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the NESCAC, while the Mules fall to 2-3-2 overall and 0-2-2 in the league. Colby has not allowed a goal in regulation time during its four NESCAC games, but has lost two 1-0 games in overtime and have two 0-0 ties.

Jason Katz (Middleton, Mass.) had four saves to earn the shutout. Colby goalkeeper Cody Funkhouser (Hopewell, N.J.) stopped seven shots.

Bowdoin 0, Conn. College 0 (2OT)

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin and Connecticut College men’s soccer teams played to a scoreless draw at Pickard Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears move to 5-1-1 (2-1-1 NESCAC) after their first draw of the season and are unbeaten in their last six outings. The Camels stand at 2-2-3 (0-2-3 NESCAC) after their third tie in seven matches this fall.

The game featured outstanding play by both goaltenders, as Will Wise made six saves for Bowdoin and Casey Marini stopped eight for Connecticut College. Bowdoin held a 16-11 edge in shots but Connecticut College earned a 6-5 edge in corners.

The two best chances on the day were both for Bowdoin as time was expiring in regulation and in the second overtime. Connor Keefe just missed on a diving header that Marini saved with under a minute to play in the second half. In the second overtime, Marini saved his team again when he stopped a header by Ben Brewster with a minute to go.

USM 1, UMass Boston 0

GORHAM, Maine – Freshman midfielder Michael Daniel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) scored the only goal of the match in the 61st minute to give the University of Southern Maine Huskies a 1-0 victory over the visiting University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons in Little East Conference men’s soccer action in wet conditions Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

The victory snapped a six-match losing streak for the Huskies, and improved their record to 2-8-0 overall and 1-2-0 in conference play. The Beacons, winless in their last four matches (0-3-1), fell to 2-5-2 overall and 0-3-0 in the conference.

The Huskies were awarded a free kick on the left side just outside the top of the 18-yard box. Daniel’s struck the ball past the wall and inside the near post for his second goal of the season. The rookie midfielder has had the game-winning goal in each of the Huskies’ two victories this season.

Southern Maine senior goalkeeper Jeremy Turner (Portland, Maine/Deering) posted four saves, all coming in the first half, to earn his second shutout of the season. Sophomore Bryce Menard (Randolph, Mass.) recorded four saves for UMass Boston.

The match was played primarily between the two 18-yard boxes as both sides defended well. Southern Maine had a dangerous opportunity in the opening minute, but sophomore Mazen Aljari’s (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) shot went wide to the left. UMass Boston had a pair of chances midway through the opening half, but Turner stopped shots from senior Brian Sanz (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Framingham) and sophomore Kelvin Martinez (East Boston, Mass.) to keep the match scoreless.

Southern Maine held a 9-6 advantage in shots and a 4-2 margin in corner kicks over the 90 minutes of play. USM held the Beacons without a shot on goal in the second half.

Hamilton 3, Bates 1

CLINTON, N.Y. – Hamilton College received one goal from three different players and Leo Nizzi ’14 had two assists as the Continentals defeated Bates College 3-1 in a NESCAC match at Hamilton’s Love Field on Sept. 29.

Bayard Geeslin scored Hamilton’s goal in the first half and Erich Marcks and Anthony Balbo connected on goals in the second half. Nizzi assisted on Geeslin’s and Balbo’s scores. With the two assists, Nizzi moved into a tie for second place on the Continental all-time assists list with 13. Trevor Bobola also tallied an assist on Geeslin’s goal. Eric Boole ’13 made two saves for the winners.

Senior forward Ethan Hirshberg (Concord, N.H.) scored the lone goal for Bates, moving into first place on the team in goals (3) and points (7). Bobcat first-year goalkeeper Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) stopped five shots in the loss.

The Continentals (2-4-1 overall, 1-4-1 NESCAC) controlled the ball throughout most of the game and outshot Bates 26-12, including a 12-2 advantage in the first half. Hamilton also owned the corner kick battle at 9-2.

Hamilton’s first goal came after a near miss from Ralph Jerome, whose header was punched out of bounds by Polito. On the ensuing corner kick, Nizzi crossed the ball into the box, where Bobola headed the pass to Geeslin, who connected on his first collegiate goal in the 37th minute.

Following the break, Boole was tested just three minutes into the second half. A Bates free kick made its way into the box and was headed towards the goal. Boole grabbed and secured the ball for his second save of the game.

In the 57th minute, Hamilton added another goal when Marcks crossed the ball from the baseline towards the net, which deflected off a Bates defender for 2-0 lead.

The Bobcats (2-4-1, 0-4-1) answered back in the 59th minute when Hirshberg collected a pass near the baseline, took two dribbles around a defender and shot into the back of the net.

The Continentals put the game to rest when they added an insurance goal with 2:19 remaining. Nizzi’s free kick led Balbo into the box, where his one-timer went past Polito in the upper right corner.

UNE 2, Endicott 1

BEVERLY, Mass. — Despite being outshot by a 32-7 margin, the University of New England utilized a pair of first-half goals on its way to a 2-1 Commonwealth Coast Conference men’s soccer victory over Endicott College Saturday (Sep. 29) evening at Endicott Stadium.

The win was the fourth straight for the Nor’easters (5-5-0, 1-2-0 CCC) over the Gulls (5-5-2, 0-2-1), including three consecutive 2-1 decisions over the last three seasons. In picking up its fifth win of the season, UNE eclipsed its win total for the entire 2011 campaign.

The Nor’easters opened the scoring in the 31st minute on the first goal of the season by senior Ethan Wells (Franconia, N.H.). Sophomore Ian Goodney (East Greenwich, R.I.) received an assist on the play.

Big Blue extended its lead to 2-0 four minutes later when first-year Will Bushey (South Portland, Maine) notched the eventual game-winner with the help of junior Michael Keenan Jr. (Middleton, Mass.).

The Gulls got on the scoreboard in the 40th minute when rookie Jordan Daniel (Wethersfield, Conn.) tallied his fifth goal of the season, cutting the hosts’ deficit in half.

Endicott continued to put the pressure on the entire second half — holding an 18-4 advantage in shots — but UNE refused to wilt.

Sophomore Aidan McParland (Brockville, Ontario) came up with eight stops to earn the win for the Nor’easters,

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