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Adam Cowie-Haskell '18, Named NESCAC POTW, Nets Second Game-Winner of the Year, Pushing Men's Soccer Past Amherst, 2-1

Adam Cowie-Haskell’s '18 (#18, right in photo by Peter Stein '84) overtime goal lifted Wesleyan over Amherst, 2-1, in NESCAC action Sat. Oct. 18. The win on Homecoming weekend improves the Cardinals record to 7-3-2 and 5-2 in the NESCAC, while the loss is the first of the year for Amherst as it falls to 10-1-2 and 6-1-2 in NESCAC play. Wesleyan has now won four of its last five contests as it moves towards its final three NESCAC games of the season. Both Wesleyan and Amherst are firmly entrenched in the battle for home spots in the first round of the post-season conference tournament. Wesleyan was to continue NESCAC action on Wed., Oct. 22, hosting Trinity but the game was halted due to lightning early in the second half with Wesleyan leading, 1-0, after a Ben Bratt '15 penalty kick. The game will be replayed in its entirely Thurs., Oct. 23 and the contest is slated for a webcast. Amherst came into the contest at Wesleyan riding a 37-game conference unbeaten streak, spanning three years as the Lord Jeffs are the three-time defending NESCAC tournament champions. Amherst had not dropped a game vs. a NESCAC rival since Oct. 26, 2011. The teams played evenly in the first half, with both sides registering five shots and four corner kicks. It wasn’t until Matt Lynch '15 finished a cross at the 12 yard-line from Omar Bravo '15 to give the Cardinals a 1-0 edge at 63:44 that the scoring drought was broken. It was the third goal of the year for Lynch.

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