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2015 Wesleyan University Men's Soccer News

  • Wesleyan Men's Soccer to Visit Costa Rica
    March 25, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University men’s soccer team is heading to Costa Rice this spring for a nine-day trip that begins Wednesday, May 25 and ends Thursday, June 2.
  • Wesleyan Falls To Bowdoin in NESCAC Finals
    November 08, 2015
    MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – Bowdoin’s Andrew Jones scored with 2:36 elapsed in overtime to lift Bowdoin to its second-straight NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship with a 1-0 victory over Wesleyan on Sunday at Middlebury. The sixth-seeded Polar Bears (10-3-4) earn their second overall title and claim the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament, while the eighth-seeded Cardinals, the first eight seed to play in the league’s championship, finish their season at 8-8-2.
  • Men's Soccer Advances to NESCAC Final With PK Victory over Middlebury
    November 07, 2015
    Wesleyan Men’s Soccer advances to the NESCAC Final with a 5-4 penalty kick victory over #2 seeded Middlebury College in the NESCAC Semi-Finals on Sat. November 7th in Middlebury VT. The game officially goes in as a 0-0 tie, with Wesleyan winning in penalty kicks. With the result Wesleyan improves to 8-7-2 overall and 3-6-1 in NESCAC play, while the Panthers fall to 13-2-2 and 7-2-1 in conference play. The Cardinals avenge last year’s PK victory by Middlebury in the NESCAC tournament.
  • Men's Soccer Upsets #1 Seeded Amherst College 1-0 in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 31, 2015
    Freshman Komar Martinez-Paiz scored the lone goal of the contest to lead the #8 seeded Wesleyan Men’s Soccer team over the #1 ranked-nationally, and first seeded Amherst College, 1-0, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals Sat. Oct. 31 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Men's Soccer To Play Amherst in First Round Game of NESCAC Tournament Saturday
    October 28, 2015
    Bates College tied Colby College 0-0 in 2OT on Wednesday Oct. 28 in Waterville, ME. With that result, the Wesleyan Men's Soccer team earned the 8th seed in the NESCAC Tournment Saturday Oct. 31 at 12:30 PM. They'll take on Amherst College on the road.
  • Men's Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale to Conn. College 1-0 on Road
    October 27, 2015
    Wesleyan University Men’s Soccer drops their final contest of the regular season 1-0 to Connecticut College on the road Tue. Oct. 27 in New London, CT. The loss is the Cardinals fifth in a row, and drops them to 7-7-1 overall and 3-6-1 in the NESCAC, while the Camels move to 10-4-1 overall and 5-4-1 in conference play.
  • Amherst Handles Men's Soccer 5-0 in Little Three Match
    October 24, 2015
    Five different Purple & White players tallied a goal as the second-ranked Amherst men's soccer team shut out Little Three rival Wesleyan University, 5-0 Saturday afternoon on Hitchcock Field.
  • Trinity Game-Winner In 2OT Leads to 3-2 Victory over Men's Soccer
    October 21, 2015
    Sophomore midfielder Sam Millbury’s game-winning goal with 5:26 left in the second overtime to lead Trinity College to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Wesleyan University Cardinals in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s soccer action this afternoon. The Bantams improve to 6-5-3 overall and 3-5-1 in the NESCAC
  • Men's Soccer Drops NESCAC Match vs. Williams 1-0 in 2OT
    October 17, 2015
    Mark Sisco-Tolomeo knocked in a rebound off a shot by Mohammed Rashid just :39 seconds into the second overtime to give the visiting Williams College men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Wesleyan Saturday afternoon. The win moved the Ephs to 5-4-2 overall and 3-3-1 in NESCAC, while the Cardinals dropped to 7-4-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the conference.
  • Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 to Middlebury
    October 11, 2015
    Junior Greg Conrad scored the go-ahead goal with a header at 79:50 as the Middlebury Panther men’s soccer team came back to defeat Wesleyan University in a NESCAC game Sunday morning. The loss snapped Wesleyan’s six-game unbeaten streak. The Cardinals are now 7-3-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the NESCAC.
  • Men's Soccer Upends Colby in NESCAC Action 3-0
    October 10, 2015
    Sophomore Adam Cowie-Haskell registered a goal and an assist to lead the Wesleyan University men’s soccer team to a 3-0 win over visiting Colby College in a NESCAC tilt Saturday Oct. 10 at Jackson Field. The Cardinals are now 6-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in conference. They are 5-0-1 in their last six games.
  • Men's Soccer Unbeaten Streak Now Spans Five Games with 4-2 Win Over Salve Regina
    October 07, 2015
    Wesleyan has won in back-to-back years to improve to 4-1-0 in the all-time series. Salve Regina's only win came in 1999 in Newport, 2-1, before the series went dormant until 2014.
  • Men's Soccer Continues Consistent Play with 2-0 Victory over Hamilton
    October 03, 2015
    Seniors Chris Kafina (Lincoln, MA) and Max Jones (Chicago, IL) hooked up for a pair of second half goals to lead the Wesleyan University Men's Soccer team over Hamilton College, 2-0, in NESCAC action Saturday Oct. 3 in Clinton, NY. In the victory, junior goalie Jack Katkavich (Farmington, CT) had two saves en route to his second straight shutout, extending his scoreless streak to 360:45 minutes. With the win, Wesleyan improves to 5-2-1 overall, and 2-1-1 in the NESCAC, while Hamilton drops to 3-5-0 and 1-4-0 in conference play.
  • Jack Katkavich '16 Makes 6 Saves to Shutout #12 Tufts in Scoreless Deadlock
    September 29, 2015
    Goalie Matt Katkavich '17 made six saves to post his second shutout of the year and extend his streak of consecutive shutout minutes to 270:45 as Wesleyan played to a 0-0 draw with #12-ranked Tufts in a NESCAC game Tues., Sept. 29.
  • Adam Cowie-Haskell '18 Nets Hat Trick as Men's Soccer Blows by Bates, 5-0, for NESCAC Win
    September 26, 2015
    Adam Cowie-Haskell '18 (notched a hat trick, and the Cardinal offense unleashed 22 shots to help the Wesleyan men’s soccer team defeat visiting Bates, 5-0, in a NESCAC contest Sat., Sept. 26. In 17 previous meetings of the teams, neither had scored more than three goals in a game vs. the other. Wesleyan now leads the series, 10-4-4.
  • Brandon Sousa '16 & Max Jones '16 Hit the Twine at WNE to Make a 2-0 Victor of Men's Soccer
    September 23, 2015
    Extending the theme of home-field disadvantage in the Wesleyan-Western New England men's soccer series, the Cardinals got a first-half tally from Brandon Sousa '16 in the 32nd minute and added a second-half marker from Max Jones '16 in the 62nd minute en route to a 2-0 victory Wed., Sept. 23. At the other end, keeper Jack Katkavich '17 turned aside five Golden Bear scoring bids to post his first career shutout.
  • Men's Soccer Explodes for 7 Goals for the First Time in 9 Years in Downing John Jay, 7-1, But NESCAC Opener Goes to Bowdoin in 2OT
    September 15, 2015
    Reaching the seven-goal plateau for the first time since Oct. 17, 2006, Wesleyan generated a 36-7 margin in total shots and a 17-3 edge in shot on net on its way to a 7-1 victory in a first-ever meeting with John Jay Tues., Sept.15. Leading the way for the Cardinals with two goals and an assist, raising his team-leading totals to three goals and two assists for eight points this year, was Chris Kafina '16. Dylan Hoy '17 added a goal and an assist in the Cardinal cause while Max Jones '16 was good for two assists as the three Cardinals with multiple scoring notes in the game.
  • Chris Kafina '16 Nets Golden-Goal after Danny Rubenstein '17 Ties the Score Late in Men's Soccer Win at Haverford
    September 12, 2015
    Danny Rubenstein '17 netted the game-tying goal with just 1:34 remaining in regulation, and Chris Kafina '16 put home the golden-goal in the second overtime with 3:20 left on the clock to propel the Cardinals past host Haverford Sat., Sept. 12, 2-1 (2OTs). It was just the second meeting between the teams, the first coming three years ago in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. That game was held at Arcadia U. in Pennsylvania and the teams tied 2-2 after two overtimes. The Fords went on to advance in the playoffs on penalty kicks, the only time in five NCAA tournament appearances that Wesleyan failed to advance past the first round.
  • Cardinals Control the Total Shots and Corner Kicks but ECSU Cashes in for Game's Lone Goal in Season Opener
    September 08, 2015
    Outshooting its visitor by a substantial 17-7 margin and generating 13 corner kicks to just two by Eastern Conn., Wesleyan generally controlled the tempo of its season opener Tues., Sept. 8 in Middletown. But the Warriors cashed in on a free kick from about 23 yards out in the 58th minute to break the scoreless deadlock and held on for a 1-0 victory. Since re-establishing their rivalry in 2012 after a nine-year hiatus, Wesleyan and ECSU have played to three 1-0 decisions and a 1-1 tie. The Cardinals own a 10-5-1 edge in the series but the teams are even at 4-4-1 over the nine games contested in Middletown.
  • Veteran Corps of 13 Lettermen with Eight Starters to Lead the Way for Talented Men's Soccer in 2015
    August 05, 2015
    Returning 13 lettermen, including eight seasoned starters, Wesleyan men's soccer is poised to continue its winning ways into the 2015 campaign. The Cardinals have been a top-tier squad in the NESCAC over the last 10 years with eight winning years, posting a collective 93-50-24 overall record (.629) and a comparable 53-28-14 NESCAC mark (.632). During the last four seasons, Wesleyan has been even more impressive with a 37-18-11 overall record (.644) and a stellar 26-10-4 NESCAC result (.700). Wesleyan has five trips to the NCAAs under its belt since 2005.