Men's Soccer Falls At Amherst

October 20, 2005

10/20/05 - The Middlebury men's soccer team lost for the third time in its last four games as they dropped a 2-1 decision at <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Amherst on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers were out shot 14-10 in the game, but held a 9-4 advantage in corner kicks.

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The Panthers opened the scoring early when  Baer Fisher headed home a corner kick from Jacob Whitted at the 6:32-mark. Amherst settled in and responded at the 38:34-mark when Ryan O'Donnell took a ball at the touchline, beat two Middlebury defenders and sent a bouncing cross onto Mike Wohl, who calmly one-timed an acrobatic volley into the upper left corner for the equalizer. The Jeffs nearly added another score just minutes later when Lynch launched a low laser to Panther goalkeeper Zack Toth's left, but Toth came up with a sprawling save to keep the game deadlocked heading into the break.

Amherst came out firing on all cylinders in the second stanza, and added the eventual game-winner when Wohl buried his fifth goal in his last two outings with another well-placed volley from 20 yards out off a long Lynch pass from near midfield.  Middlebury fought desperately to counter, but Amherst goalkeepers Greg Lockwood  and Jeff Grover combined for six saves in goal to clinch the victory.

--courtesy Amherst--