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Men's soccer edged by No. 5 Amherst

Contact Mike Matt 315-859-4535
Posted September 24, 2011
Tags Men's Soccer

Spencer Noon '13 scored the game's only goal and Lennard Kovacs '12 stopped all five shots he faced to lead nationally ranked No. 5 Amherst College to a 1-0 win against Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Love Field on Sept. 24.

Amherst (5-0-0, 3-0-0 NESCAC) kept its unbeaten season intact.  Today's contest was the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

The Lord Jeffs got on the board early as Noon scored in the 17th minute.  After firing a shot that was saved by Hamilton goalkeeper Eric Boole '13, Noon slotted the rebound past a diving Boole for his third goal of the season.

Boole finished with 9 saves for the Continentals. Amherst held a 20-12 shot advantage, while each team took five corner kicks.

The Continentals (1-3-1, 0-3-1) had several opportunities to tie the game late in the second half.  With just under six minutes remaining, Frank Campagnano '12 received a centering pass and fired a left-footed shot just wide of the left post.  Two minutes later,  Buck Reynolds '15 sent a strong header from the penalty spot into the arms of Kovacs.

Hamilton hosts Wesleyan University for a NESCAC game on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m.

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