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Adam Cowie-Haskell '18 Nets Hat Trick as Men's Soccer Blows by Bates, 5-0, for NESCAC Win

Photo by Peter Stein '84
Photo by Peter Stein '84

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.

It was the first Cardinal hat trick since Keisuke Yamashita netted all three goals in a 3-1 victory at Springfield during the 2008 campaign.

Brandon Sousa '16 got the scoring started at 22:50 when he knocked home a centering pass from Komar Martinez-Paiz '19 that had been deflected right in front of the net.

The Cardinals made it 2-0 at 34:22 on the first tally of the day by Cowie-Haskell. He blasted a shot in from 10 yards out after receiving a pass from Sousa. It was nearly his second goal of the half, as only an acrobatic save by Bates' goalie kept out a shot he made from 15 yards just four minutes prior to the goal.  

The best chance for Bates in the half came with just over five minutes left on a shot by its leading scorer. A diving stop by Cardinal goaltender Jack Katkavich '17 sent the ball past the near goalpost.  Katkavich finished the game with five stops in 82:45 in net.

The Cardinals played nearly a flawless first half, outshooting Bates 11-2. Wesleyan also held the territorial advantage, only allowing a handful of deep Bobcat penetrations.

Cowie-Haskell got his second goal just 1:15 into the second half on a crossing pass from Max Jones '16. He completed the hat trick at 59:39 after a long serve in from Nick Jackson '18.

Eric Gooden '19 closed the scoring at 66:17 when he rammed home a ball with Danny Rubenstein '17 getting the helper.

Wesleyan is back in action Tues., Sept. 29, hosting defending NCAA Division III champion Tufts in another NESCAC matchup.  The game will be webcast.