HARTFORD, Connecticut -- Amherst College sophomore Judson Coplan lofted a shot over the head of Trinity College sophomore goalie Tom Hambrick-Stowe and into the net 3:32 into the first sudden death overtime period to lead the Lord Jeffs to a 2-1 win over the Trinity Bantams in men's soccer action this afternoon. Amherst, ranked #3 in the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) national poll, improves their record to 6-0, while Trinity drops to 4-3.
The Jeffs got on the board first in the 25th minute on an unassisted score by senior Matt Diggs. Trinity came back with a goal from senior Mike Wilson with 5:19 to play in the first half to make the score 1-1. The score remained 1-1 throughout the second half as both defenses and goalkeepers played well. Hambrick-Stowe (4 saves) and Amherst freshman Bill Orum (4 saves) matched each other with game-saving stops in the closing minutes to force the overtime.