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Christian Alexander '06
First-year midfielder Christian Alexander paced the Jeffs with a pair of goals

Men's Soccer Notches First Conference Victory Over Bates, 3-0

September 21, 2002

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College men's soccer team notched its first conference victory of the season on Saturday, defeating Bates College, 3-0, at Hitchcock Field. First-year midfielder Christian Alexander (Santa Fe, NM) paced the Jeffs with a pair of goals.

The hosts nearly pierced the scoring column 18 minutes into the game when senior forward Dave Michener (Eden Prairie, MN) turned and launched a shot from just outside the box that curled around Bates goalkeeper James Kenly and deflected off the right post. Amherst drew first blood 35:06 into the contest when junior midfielder Vivian Johnson (Kingston, Jamaica) lofted a pass to first-year forward Joe Gannon (Hanson, MA) who then chipped the ball into the back of the net. Alexander tallied his first goal of the game just before the break, taking a free kick from junior forward Jeff Cantwell (Randolph, NJ) and firing a shot that ricocheted off the left post and into the goal to put the Jeffs ahead 2-0. Alexander notched his second strike of the contest in the 59th minute, retrieving a long pass from senior defender Roger Boulay (Norfolk, MA) and booting a rocket past back-up goaltender Chris Mansfield.

First-year goalie Greg Lockwood (Vancouver, WA) recorded one save before sophomore keeper Dan Glenn (Berkeley, CA) relieved him in the 67th minute while Bates goalies Kenly and Mansfield combined to turn away four shots. With the victory the Jeffs improve to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play while the Bobcats fall to 1-3 and 0-3.

Amherst returns to action Tuesday at 4 p.m. at non-league foe Babson College.


Saturday, September 21, 2002

 

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Bates College (1-3/0-3)

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Amherst College (2-1/1-1)

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SCORING:
A - Joe Gannon (Vivian Johnson) 35:06
A - Christian Alexander (Jeff Cantwell) 44:44
A - Christian Alexander (Roger Boulay) 58:46

GOALKEEPING:
A - Greg Lockwood (66:18, 0 GA, 1 save); Dan Glenn (23:42, 0 GA, 0 saves)
B - James Kenly (52:32, 2 GA, 3 saves); Chris Mansfield (37:28, 1 GA, 1 save)

SHOTS: A - 13; B - 7
CORNER KICKS: A - 6; B - 2
FOULS: A - 12; B -13