PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Clay Allen, Colby-Sawyer College
(Fr., Forward - Massena, N.Y.)
Clay scored two goals in two games in a 2-0 week for the Chargers. Both of his goals were game winners. He scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Clark, who entered the game ranked 8th in New England. He then scored the game winner in a 2-1 victory over Wheaton.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Philip Frost, Husson
(FY, Forward - Bangor, Maine)
Philp Frost had a career week for the Eagles, helping Husson to a 1-1 record. The first year forward recorded an assist on the lone goal of a 3-1 loss to Colby College, and scored the game-tying goal which sparked a come from behind victory over NAC rival Thomas.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton split a pair of contests this week, falling 3-2 in double overtime to national-power Plattsburgh State, before opening its NAC slate with a 3-1 win at Lyndon. Castleton has not lost a NAC regular season contest in 12 games (11-0-1), dating back to October 4, 2009 when the Spartans lost at UMF. Castleton has a mid-week date at Plymouth State, before hosting New England College Saturday.
The Colby-Sawyer (2-3, 0-0 NAC) men's soccer team picked up a pair of wins over tough competition last week. The team began the week with a 1-0 victory over Clark, on Clay Allen's game-winning goal. Clark entered the game ranked 8th in New England. The Chargers wrapped up a successful week with a 2-1 triumph over Wheaton. Kevin Flaherty scored the first goal of the game and then Allen once again scored the game-winning goal. Colby-Sawyer hosts New England College on Wednesday and then travels to Green Mountain and Middlebury over the weekend.
UMF was hit with a pair of losses this week, including a 1-0 setback to Maine Maritime Academy to open conference play, despite outshooting the Mariners 11-4 in the match. Jordan Hale scored a goal in UMF's 3-1 loss to Bates College.
The GMC men's soccer team went 0-1-1 in two matches this week, falling at Johnson State College in their NAC opener and drawing with Becker College. Charly Thevenau and Oliver Osnoss combined on both the Eagles goals, with Osnoss setting up Thevenau for a goal vs. Johnson State College and then Thevenau finding Osnoss for the GMC goal vs. Becker College.
The Husson Men's Soccer team split a pair of games this week, falling 3-1 to Colby College and it looked like Husson might drop both games midway through the Thomas contest, but down 0-2, the Eagles rallied back with 3 unanswered goals to secure the victory. Senior Greg Dawson and first year player Philip Frost each had a goal and an assist in the week to help spark the Eagles.
Johnson State had a 1-0-1 week by picking up a win their NAC opener 2-1 over Green Mountain College on Saturday and playing to a 1-1 draw at Paul Smith's College on Sunday. Senior Ryan Joy notched the game-winner in the GMC match, his second of the season. The Badgers are now 3-2-1 overall, 1-0 NAC.
Lyndon went 0-2 on the week falling to Elms and Castleton. On Wednesday, Sept. 14 the Hornets fell 5-2 to the Blazers before dropping a hard-fought 3-1 decision to the Spartans Saturday.
Abdullah Alkhayyat's unassisted goal in the 11th minute was all of the offense Maine Maritime needed to defeat Maine-Farmington in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opener for both teams. It was the Mariners ony contest of the week. Alkhayyat's goal was his third of the season and his second game-winner in 2011. The MMA whitewashing marks the fourth of the season for the Mariners. Maine Maritime hosts their rivals, Husson, in NAC play on Sunday.
New England College men's soccer split a pair of games this past week falling to Regis College 2-3 and picking up a victory against Daniel Webster College 1-0. Leading the Pilgrims to a victory was Sean Walsh (Kingston, Mass) with a goal in the 49th minute, assisted by Zak Harris (Bennington, V.T.). Contributing to the Pilgrims victory in goal was Robert Millard (Barrington, R.I.) with a total of four saves.
The Thomas men's soccer team (3-1, 0-1 NAC) dropped their first game of the season in a 3-2 loss to Husson.