PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jordan Hale, Me.-Farmington
(Jr., Forward - Falmouth, Maine)
Hale had a hand in all five UMF goals over the weekend as the Beavers started play with a pair of victories. The junior captain collected a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win at the University of Maine at Machias and supplied two goals and an assist in a 3-0 victory at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dameon Young, Castleton
(Fr., Midfield - Fairfax, Vt.)
Young facilitated the Spartan offense in a pair of shutout wins this past week, dishing out three assists to go along with a goal. Young provided a single assist in a 4-0 win over Southern Vermont, and posted a four-point afternoon with a goal and two assists in Sunday's 7-0 win over Cobleskill.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton grabbed a pair of shutout wins this past week, defeating Southern Vermont and SUNY Cobleskill 4-0 and 7-0 respectively. Freshman Dameon Young scored a goal and dished out three assists, while Trevor Kotrady scored three times to pace the offensive explosion. The Spartans will face a stern test on Tuesday when they play host to Plattsburgh State before opening their NAC slate on the road at Lyndon.
The Colby-Sawyer men's soccer team fell to the 19th ranked team in the nation, Amherst, 3-0 on Saturday. The Chargers were also slated to play Brandeis, but the game was postponed due to bad weather to September 28th. Colby-Sawyer hosts Clark on Wednesday and Wheaton on Saturday.
GreenMountain dropped a pair of matches in the Bard College Raptors Classis this weekend. The men lost to the hosts from Bard 3-0 on Saturday, and then fell to SUNY New Paltz in Sunday's contest. Nate Kishbaugh and Charly Theveneau were named to the All-Tournament team for the Eagles.
Johnson experienced an 0-2 week with a 4-1 loss at home to Division II Saint Michael's College on Tuesday and then fell 1-0 to visiting Daniel Webster College on Saturday to move to 2-2 overall. Rookie Faisal Hilowle scored the Badgers lone goal of the week while keeper Sam Martin allowed just one goal in 90 minutes played while making five saves.
Lyndon split four games in the week to run its record to 3-2 on the season. The Hornets defeated SUNY Cobleskill 3-1 on Monday, Sept. 5 before dropping a 5-0 decision to St. Michael's College on Thursday. In the Potsdam Tournament over the weekend, Lyndon fell 3-0 to Elmira College Friday evening but managed to bounce back Saturday afternoon and earn a 3-1 win over D'Youville College in the tourney's consolation game.
UMF opened its season with a pair of non-conference victories at the University of Maine at Machias (2-0) and the University of Maine at Presque Isle (3-0) over the weekend. Jordan Hale played a role in all five Beaver goals as the junior captain collected a goal and an assist vs. UMM and two goals and an assist vs. UMPI.
Maine Maritime went 2-1 with victories over Maine-Machias and Maine-Presque Isle last week. Benjamin Russell scored a pair including the game-winner against The UMM Clippers and assisted on the equalizer that forced OT in the 2-1 win at UMPI. The Mariners shutout streak carried through the Machias game, but was brought to a halt 4:05 into the game in Presque Isle, ending the streak at 304:05. MMA opens conference play next Saturday at Maine-Farmington.
New EnglandCollege men's soccer had a 1-0 weekend defeating South Vermont College 4-1. Helping the Pilgrims to a victory was Aaron Kolb (New Durham, N.H.) with two goals and one assist. Getting the victory in net was Robbie Fuller (Lyndeborough, R.I.) who had four saves.