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First-year goalie Greg Lockwood earned his fourth straight shutout with four saves on Saturday

Men's Soccer Blanks Trinity, Earns Fourth Seed and First-Round Home Game in NESCAC Tourney

November 2, 2002

FROM A TRINITY COLLEGE RELEASE

HARTFORD, CT – The Amherst College men's soccer team earned the No. 4 seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament with a 2-0 win over conference rival Trinity College (7-6-1/4-4-1) on Saturday, and will open tournament play Sunday at noon against visiting No. 5 seed Tufts University (9-4-1/4-4-1).

Senior quad-captain Dave Michener (Eden Prairie, MN) and junior Jeff Cantwell (Randolph, NJ) each scored for the Jeffs, who improved to 10-3-1 overall and 6-3 in conference play with a win in their regular season finale. Currently ranked fifth in New England, Amherst has now won seven straight heading into the postseason, with its last five victories coming by way of shutout.

Amherst first-year goalie Greg Lockwood (Vancouver, WA) earned his fourth straight shutout and sixth of the season with four saves on the afternoon.

Listed below are the final regular season NESCAC men's soccer standings as well as tiebreak explanations and first-round matchups. All first round men's soccer games are scheduled for noon on Sunday, November 3.

1.      Bowdoin ( 7-1-1)
2.      Williams (7-2)
3.      Middlebury ( 5-2-2) ^
4.      Amherst (6-3)
5.      Tufts (4-4-1)*
6.      Trinity ( 4-4-1)
7.      Wesleyan (4-5)

^ Middlebury and Amherst finished with identical .667 winning percentages. Middlebury defeated Amherst head-to-head.
* Tufts defeated Trinity head-to-head.

Sunday, Nov. 3 at Higher Seeds (Noon)
First Round

No. 7 Wesleyan at  No. 2 Williams 
No. 6 Trinity at  No. 3 Middlebury
No. 5 Tufts at  No. 4 Amherst

Saturday, Nov. 9 (11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.)
Semifinals at No. 1 Bowdoin

No. 1 vs. lowest remaining seed
Remaining first round winners

Sunday, November 10 (Noon)
Championship - Semifinal winners at No. 1 seed


Locations determined by seed. Times are tentative.


Saturday, November 2, 2002

 

  1  

  2  

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  F

Amherst College (10-3-1/6-3)

  1  

  1  

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  2

Trinity College (7-6-1/4-4-1)

  0  

  0  

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  0


SCORING:
A – Dave Michener (Joe Gannon) 35:00
A – Jeff Cantwell (Tim Canon) 55:29

GOALKEEPING:
A – Greg Lockwood (90:00, 0 GA, 4 saves)
T – Jamie Burns (90:00, 2 GA, 9 saves)

SHOTS:
A – 10; T – 11