PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Michael Hand, Thomas
(So., Forward - Essex, England)
Hand provided all the offense Thomas needed in Saturday's conference victory over Johnson State. The sophomore forward scored twice in the 2-0 win.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Philip Frost, Husson
(Fy., F - Bangor, Maine)
Philip Frost scored 3 goals this week, helping the Ealges to a 1-1 record, beating Maine Maritime after losing to Wheaton earlier in the week. Frost scored two in the loss on Wednesday, and added the game-winner against the Mariners.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton went 1-1 this week, falling 3-2 in overtime to Plymouth State before bouncing back with a 4-0 NAC win over New England College. Trevor Kotrady and Zac Conlogue each had two goals on the week to pace the offense. Castleton has not lost a NAC regular season contest in 13 games (12-0-1), dating back to October 4, 2009 when the Spartans lost at UMF. Castleton will host MCLA on Tuesday before returning to NAC play on Saturday versus Green Mountain.
The Colby-Sawyer men's soccer team went 0-2-1 last week. The team began with its first ever NAC contest with the Pilgrims of NEC. Derek Veilleux and Kevin Flaherty scored for the Chargers, but the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Colby-Sawyer then fell to Green Mountain of the NAC, 2-0 and Middlebury of the NESCAC, 5-0. Colby-Sawyer hosts Brandeis, Univ. of Maine at Farmington, and Thomas this week.
UMF's Jake Constantine and Jordan Hale each collected a goal and an assist as the Beavers captured a 4-3 NAC win over Lyndon State College on Saturday to highlight a 1-2 week for UMF. The Beavers suffered non-conference setbacks to Saint Joseph's College of Maine (3-0) and Colby College (3-0).
The Green Mountain College men's soccer team finished the week 1-1, losing in non-conference play to Norwich University 2-0 and the defeating Colby-Sawyer College 2-0. Chris Gaskin and Charly Thevenau scored for the Eagles, as they picked up their first win in conference play.
Husson men's soccer defeated Maine Maritime 2-0 on Sunday after falling to Wheaton 4-2 earlier in the week. Philip Frost (Bangor, ME) led the Eagles with two goals vs. the Lyons, and the game-winner against the Mariners. Both Eagle goals on Sunday came off the long throw of first year midfielder Andrew Austin (Ellsworth, ME) who earned two assists in the win.
Johnson experienced an 0-2 week as they were defeated at home by Thomas College 2-0 and then traveled to SUNY-Canton on Sunday for the same decision and score. The goalkeeper duo of Sam Martin and Ryan Belen each played 90 minutes over those two contests with Martin making six saves and Belen recording seven. The Badgers are now 3-4-1 overall and 1-1 NAC.
Lyndon fell to 3-5 on the season, and 0-2 in the North Atlantic Conference, with a 4-3 loss to the University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday. The contest was their only match of the week.
Maine Maritime Academy fell 2-0 to Husson on in its only action on the week. William Trace Lacour recorded four saves in taking the loss. The Mariners host Lyndon State and Johnson State next weekend.
New England College men's soccer went 1-1-1 this past week with a tie against Colby-Sawyer College 2-2 in double overtime and a loss to Castleton 0-4. The Pilgrims also picked up a victory against Rivier College 1-0. Leading the Pilgrims to a conference tie against Colby-Sawyer College was Aaron Kolb (New Durham, N.H.) with a goal and assist in the second half.