Men's Soccer

2017 RECORD: 7-2-2; NESCAC: 4-2-2; NR:15 NCAA NATIONAL TITLES: 1 (2015) NESCAC TITLES: 5 (2008, '11, '12, '13, '16)

No. 8 Men's Soccer Battles Hamilton to 0-0 Double Overtime Tie

No. 8 Men's Soccer Battles Hamilton to 0-0 Double Overtime Tie

CLINTON, N.Y. – The Mammoths outshot the Continentals 22-14, including a 10-3 edge in shot differential in the second  half, however neither side was able to net the go-ahead score as the No. 8 Amherst College men's soccer team and Hamilton College battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie Saturday afternoon at Love Field.

"I'm disappointed in the result today because we have so many shot and corners," said head coach Justin Serpone. "Having said that, Hamilton defended their box really well and I think a draw is probably a fair result."

With the draw, Amherst moves to 5-1-2 on the season and to 2-1-2 in league play, while Hamilton moves to 4-4-2 on the year (2-4-1 NESCAC). Amherst returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 10 when they host Connecticut College at 4 p.m.

One of the best chances for the Mammoths came with 58 seconds remaining in the second overtime, as Bryce Johnson '21 earned spaces and powered what was the lone shot on target in either overtime, however the Hamilton keeper came through in the clutch to keep the contest deadlocked at 0-0 as time winded down.

"We've got to refocus and get ready for an undefeated Connecticut College team this coming Tuesday," commented Serpone. "They will be the 5th undefeated team going into the game that we've played this season. Looks like we're going to be underdogs again."

GAME NOTES

  • Kofi Hope-Gund '21 (4-0-2) registered five saves in between the pipes for Amherst, while Linds Cadwell (4-4-2) made six stops for the Continentals.  
  • The Mammoths owned a dominative 22-14 edge in shots and 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Aziz Khan '18 logged a contest-high four shots, while Cutler Coleman '20 and Gabe Gitler '21 added three shots each.
  • Aidan Wood led Hamilton with four shots, including two shots on frame, while Sebastien Deguines took three shots.
  • Amherst was whistled for 15 fouls, while the Continentals tallied 10 infractions.