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BANGOR, Maine - Three different Jeffs scored a goal to lead the third-ranked Amherst men's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Husson University.
Snapping the Eagles' six-game unbeaten streak, the Jeffs improved to 9-0-2 on the season. Extending its own unbeaten mark to 31 games, Amherst also shut out Husson (4-0) in the squads' last meeting which came in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Holding a decisive 45-1 edge in shots and 10-1 advantage in corner kicks, the Jeffs controlled possession for much of the game. Outshooting the Eagles 7-1 over the first 20 minutes, Amherst broke through at 19:34 on first-year Christopher Martin's fifth marker of 2013. Scoring twice in Saturday's tilt with Colby, the forward came up the left wing, eluding a couple of defenders before beating goalkeeper Brian Potter '15 with a shot tucked inside the far post.
Keeping the pressure on, Amherst added to its tally in the 33rd minute. Playing on the left side, Bubba Van Wie '15 sidestepped a pair of defenders before sending a cross in front to Greg Singer '16, who flicked it into the net at 32:44. Just 28 seconds later, Van Wie again made use of open space, this time ripping a left footed try from just inside the 18-yard box past Potter to make it 3-0.
Recording its fifth shutout of the season, the Amherst defense surrendered its lone shot in the game's opening moments and did not allow another try over the final 88:29. Not needing to make a save, netminder Thomas Bull '16 improved to 8-0-2 on the season and 25-0-3 in his career. Potter finished with 16 stops in the loss.
Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19 against Little Three rival Wesleyan.