Camels Visit Williams Sunday for NESCAC Quarterfinal
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men´s soccer team (8-5-1) will visit Williams College (11-2-1) for a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Quarterfinal game Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.
Under the direction of first year head coach Kenny Murphy, the improved Camels completed their regular season with a 5-4 record in the NESCAC, their best finish since the conference formally aligned with a Championship format in 2000. Connecticut College is the seventh ranked team in New England this week.
The second seeded Ephs (11-2-1) are the 14th ranked team in the latest NSCAA National Poll and completed the regular season with a conference mark of 6-2-1.
Williams collected a 4-0 victory against the Camels in the regular season meeting that was played on Sept. 19 in Williamstown.
Junior Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.) is leading the Camels with eight goals and 18 points. Prophet ranks third in NESCAC goals per game (.67 gpg.) and fourth in points (1.50 ppg.). Sophomore Brian Morgan (Harvard, Mass.) is second in the league with .43 assists per game. Oscar Brown (Ridgefield, Conn.) is dishing out.36 assists per contest to rank fourth in the conference.
Senior Alex Martland (Marblehead, Mass.) has posted five shutouts and is third in NESCAC saves per game (4.42), fifth in save percentage (.803), and seventh in goals against average (1.06 GAA) in Monday´s rankings. As a team, the defensive corps that includes tri-captain Thomas Giblin (Ridgewood, N.J.), Andrew Lee (Darien, Conn.), Mike Crosby (Sudbury, Mass.), and Mickey Lenzi (Hauppauge, N.Y.) is ranked #41 out of 377 teams in the nation with an average of .5 shutouts per game.
The Camels made their last appearance in the post-season tournament as the number seven seed back in 2007. Win Robinson ´07 buried a game-winning header in overtime on October 27, 2007 that allowed the Camels to grab the final playoff berth in what was a seven team format. Connecticut College dropped a 3-0 decision in its first round game at Middlebury
Williams reached the semifinal round of the 2008 NESCAC Championship before their season ended with a 1-0 loss at Middlebury.
Williams will be carrying a live video webcast that can be purchased for a nominal fee
at this link.
2009 NESCAC MEN´S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Quarterfinals - Sunday, November 1 at Higher Seeds
No. 8 Colby at No. 1 Wesleyan - 12:30 p.m.
No. 7 Connecticut College at No. 2 Williams - 12:30 p.m.
No. 6 Middlebury at No. 3 Amherst - 12:30 p.m.
No. 5 Trinity at No. 4 Bowdoin - 12:30 p.m.
Semifinals - Saturday, November 7 at Highest Remaining Seed
11:00 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Championship - Sunday, November 8
Semifinal winners - 12:00 p.m.
October 31, 2009