Men´s Soccer stuns second-ranked Amherst in home opener
New men´s soccer coach Kenny Murphy led the Men´s Soccer team to a stunning 4-1 victory against previously unbeaten Amherst College, the second ranked team in the nation.
"The match-ups were definitely in their favor," Murphy said. "But we were fortunate to run a play on them that worked and they had to chase the game from there."
Murphy also credits the win to the "fantastic team effort" and "to the hard work of the guys."
Oscar Brown ´12 scored the game´s first goal off a header from Trevor Prophet ´11 in the game´s 41st minute. Graham Christensen ´13 scored two goals in second half, and Prophet chipped in again with a goal.
"We try to treat every game and every opponent the same way," Christensen said. "Scoring that first goal was a terrific feeling. Now, we are just looking to carry this momentum with us into the next game."
Goalie Alex Martland ´10 had eight saves in the win. The Camels take on UMass Dartmouth Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in North Dartmouth, Mass.
Overall, it was a great weekend for the Camels. Connecticut College won the University of Rhode Island Southern Series Regatta, the Women´s Volleyball team finished third in the MIT Invitational and the Women´s Field Hockey beat Amherst with a game-winning goal by Abby Hine ´11. At the Connecticut College 6k Invitational, the Women´s Cross Country team placed third out of 16 teams and the Men´s Cross Country team placed sixth out of 17 teams.
September 28, 2009