Cards Hand Undefeated Amherst First Loss While Extending Own Win Streak to Record Nine Games

Kyle Nuland '09

Coming back from a 1-0 deficit in the second half, Wesleyan got goals from Ethan Robinson '11 (#16, photo insert lower right) in the 66th minute and Kyle Nuland '09 (#4, main photo courtesy of SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com) in the 86th minute to post a 2-1 win at Amherst Sat., Oct. 20. The Cardinals extended their win streak to a team-record nine game while upending previously undefeated and second-ranked nationally Amherst. Both the 1962 and 1991 men's soccer teams rolled up eight-game win streaks as the old record. Cardinal netminder Jamie Hiteshew '08 made six saves in the contest, several of which were game-savers. Robinson's tying goal came off a cross by Matt Nevin '09 while Nuland collared a rebound in the box and planted a shot top shelf from in tight. Now with a 5-3 NESCAC mark, the Cardinals can control their own destiny with regard to an opening-round home game for the upcoming NESCAC tournament. A win or tie at Bowdoin in the regular-season finale Sat., Oct. 27 will guarantee the squad a game at home Sun., Oct. 28. A win by Bowdoin will give the Polar Bears the number-four seed and likely leave Wesleyan at number five with the teams to meet again in Brunswick on Sunday.