Men's Soccer falls to conference opponent Gordon
An opportunistic effort by the Gordon Men's Soccer team, led to a 2-0 victory over visiting New England College. The Fighting Scots scored 2 second half goals and took a major step towards solidifying their playoff hopes. With the win, Gordon moves to 7-5 in TCCC play and 8-8 overall. NEC drops to 5-6-1 in conference and 8-8-1 overall.
The first half was evenly played as both team's worked hard to create a strong scoring opportunity. Paul McLean (6 shots on goal) had a long blast from outside the box, but Gordon's freshman goalkeeper Ryan Coil made a nice stop to keep the match scoreless.
Gordon did not put a shot on goal into early in the second half, but that shot was the first goal of the match. Jordan Fisher's long throw-in off the right wing, found the head of Matt Horth, and the junior placed the ball into the back left corner of the net, for his team-leading 6th goal of the season.
Up 1-0, Gordon struck again in the 63rd minute on a set play. Kellen Kasiguran's free kick was headed into the net by Jordan Fisher for the freshman's first collegiate goal.
A strong defensive effort by Gordon helped the 2-0 lead stand up the rest of the way. Gordon outshot NEC 12-11 overall, and the Pilgrims had a 6-4 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Ryan Coil posted 4 saves en route to his 3rd shutout of the season, while Pat Harkin had 1 save for NEC.
Gordon's last regular season match comes Wednesday when the Scots host Salve Regina at 3pm. NEC will play host to Roger Williams at 3:30pm on Wednesday.
(Courtesy of Gordon College Sports Information)