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Wesleyan Falls to Amherst, 3-0 on Senior Night

Photo Courtesy of Steve McLaughlin
Photo Courtesy of Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's soccer team was downed by Amherst (9-3-1, 5-3-1) Friday evening under the lights on Citrin Field.

Prior to the start of the contest, the Cardinals (3-10-0, 2-7-0) honored their senior class, featuring Nicholas Hawkins, Teddy Lyons, Komar Martinez-Paiz, Cam McCusker and Jibri Salaam.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The visitors had a great chance to score in the opening minutes. Cutler Coleman sent a cross into the box from the left side, but Luke Nguyen's header shot was denied by Wesleyan goalkeeper Teddy Lowen.
  • The Cardinals looked to get on the board at the 16:47 mark after a corner by Cameron Park. Spencer Robbins one-timed the corner, sending Amherst goalkeeper Bernie White diving to his left, but the shot went just wide right.
  • The Mammoths found the back of the net 19:57 in after an indirect kick by Dane Lind. Bryce Johnson settled the pass in traffic, before chipping the ball just over the head of Lowen for the 1-0 edge.
  • Wesleyan's JJ LaCorte looked for the equalizer at the 25:24 mark, but his hard shot from 30 yards out went just wide right.
  • Amherst had a good opportunity to add a second tally, but back-to-back header shots by Sean Fitzgerald and Johnson during the 38th minute were thwarted by Lowen.
  • The Mammoths upped the offensive pressure, taking a 2-0 lead when Coleman connected with German Giammattei's cross from the left side, finding nylon at the 39:03 mark.
  • Out of the intermission, the Cardinals looked to cut the deficit in half at the 53:25 mark after a corner kick by Sam Serxner. Jack Pironti connected with the corner, but his hard shot went wide.
  • Amherst tacked on another tally at the 81:47 mark when Jimmy McMillian one-timed a throw-in by Johnson, making it 3-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Despite the loss, Lowen had a great game in net for the Cardinals, making ten saves. White picked up the win for Amherst, forced to make just four stops.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals conclude the regular season on Tuesday when they entertain Connecticut College at 4:00 p.m. on Citrin Field.