No. 2 Men's Soccer Picks Up Fourth Straight Win, Defeats William Paterson, 4-2

No. 2 Men's Soccer Picks Up Fourth Straight Win, Defeats William Paterson, 4-2

WAYNE, N.J. – Netting two scores for the third consecutive game, German Giammattei '22 tallied his 15th and 16th goals of the season to pull into a tie with Jake Duker for the program's single-season goal record as the No. 2 Amherst College men's soccer team powered past William Paterson University, 4-2 Monday evening in a non-conference battle at Pioneer Soccer Park.

With the win, Amherst improves to 10-0-2 on the season, while William Paterson falls to 6-5-3 overall. Amherst returns to the field on Saturday, Oct. 19 when they travel to Colby College for a 2PM conference bout.

The third straight Mammoths' goal to feature a team-up between Giammattei and Dane Lind '20, the visitors needed just 2:07 to open scoring, with Lind picking off a goal kick at midfield and dishing a pass to Giammattei streaking down the left side. Cutting back on his defender inside the box, Giammattei chipped a shot past the Pioneers keeper to give Amherst an early 1-0 edge.

Doubling Amherst's advantage less than six minutes later, senior defender Cutler Coleman netted his first goal of the season with a helper from Giammattei. Corralling a lofted ball across the box, Coleman powered a right-footed shot into the opposite bottom left corner.

Continuing to roll in the second half, Lind once again found Giammattei for the score in the 49th minute to move the forward into a tie for the program's single season goal record with 16 scores through 12 contests.

Breaking through at the 66:39 mark, William Paterson got on the board with an unassisted tally from Kyle Adams as he drove a free kick from just outside the box into the lower left corner.

Responding 12 minutes later, Ignacio Cubeddu '23 extended the Mammoths edge to 4-1 in what stood as Amherst's final goal of the night. Notching the assist on the play, Bryce Johnson's '21 25-yard throw in skipped to the far right post where Cubeddu was waiting for the easy finish.

The Pioneers closed out scoring with 3:05 remaining, as Keysean Brant-Sharp headed Adam's corner kick into the nylon.

The Mammoths owned the advantage in shots, 18-10, and shots on target, 9-5, and were whistled for 15 fouls, while WP held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks and were called for 11 infractions.

Bernie White '22 (9-0-1) earned the win for Amherst in between the pipes, making three stops in 66:37, while Kofi Hope-Gund '21 played the final 23:23 in relief. Thomas Hatch (5-3-2) took the loss for the Pioneers, registering five saves on the night.