AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Andy Kay (North Easton, MA), a sophomore forward on the Amherst College men's soccer team, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week for games through November 9, 1997. This is the first time a Lord Jeff has been honored for men's soccer by the NESCAC this season.
Kay led Amherst to its first victory over archrival Williams in 18 meetings with a pair of assists. Though the Jeff offense bombarded the Ephs with 22 shots, Amherst trailed 1-0 at the half. Eleven minutes after the break, Kay sent a header into the box and off the goalpost. A waiting Devin Talbott (Washington, DC) notched the equalizer in the 56th minuteto force overtime. In extra periods, Kay fed junior halfback Brian Angelini (Granada Hills, CA) in the 109th minute for the game-winner. Amherst had not defeated Williams since 1982, and the Jeffs had suffered an 0-14-4 record to the Ephs, including five tournament losses, since Amherst's last victory.
The sophomore remains the team's leading scorer with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. He currently ranks 10th in the league in scoring.
Kay's heroics have vaulted Amherst into its third NCAA Tournament in five years with a 9-4-1 record. Earning a No. 4 seed in the New England Region, the Jeffs host NESCAC rival Middlebury (10-4) on Wednesday at noon for a first round game. The winner advances to the New England Championship at Bowdoin on Saturday and Sunday in Brunswick, Maine.
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