Mammoths Post Third Straight Shut Out, Down Little III Rival Wesleyan, 3-0

Mammoths Post Third Straight Shut Out, Down Little III Rival Wesleyan, 3-0

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Three different Mammoths found the back of the net as the Amherst College men's soccer team posted its third consecutive shut out win with a 3-0 victory over Little III rival Wesleyan University Friday evening at Citrin Field. 

With the win, Amherst improves to 9-3-1 on the season and to 5-3-1 in league play, while Wesleyan drops to 3-10-0 overall (2-7-0 NESCAC). Amherst returns to the field on Monday, Oct. 22 when they travel to Brandeis for a 7:30 p.m. non-conference clash. 

Getting the Mammoths on the board at the 19:57 mark, Bryce Johnson '21 potted his first goal of the fall with an assist from Dane Lind '20. Earning a free kick 25 yards out from net, Lind sent a pass to the far post that was chipped over the head of Cardinals' keeper by Johnson while he boxed out his defender.

Doubling the visitors lead before the break, Cutler Coleman '21 teamed up with German Giammattei '22 in the 39th minute to give Amherst a 2-0 edge. Cutting back on his defender, Giammattei sent a short dish to the trailing Coleman who ripped a shot from the top left of the box past the diving goalie and into the bottom right corner.    

Jimmy McMillian '20 tallied the final insurance dagger for the Mammoths, volleying a long throw in from Johnson into the nylon with 9:13 on the clock to lift Amherst to the 3-0 shut out win.

Bernie White '22 (7-1-1) registered four saves for Amherst to earn the win in between the pipes, while Teddy Lowen (0-3-0) made 10 stops for Wesleyan in the losing effort.

Both sides drew seven corner kick opportunities, while the Mammoths owned a 13-4 edge in shots on frame.

In October 2018, Amherst proudly recognized Ted W. Beneski '78, P'08 and Laurie M. Beneski P'08 for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to the College by naming the men's and women's soccer programs in their honor. The College's naming of the Beneski Soccer Programs celebrates the Beneskis' love for Amherst athletics and their longstanding investment in helping Amherst students excel as learners, as players and teammates, and as citizens.