For the first time since 1992, Wes men’s soccer stands alone atop the Little Three following today’s 0-0 tie at Amherst. Combined with a 2-1 double-overtime win over Williams on Sept. 24, Wes went 1-0-1 in Little Three play to best Amherst (0-0-2) and Williams (0-1-1). (Of note, this was the first time since 1984 that the Ephs went winless in Little Three play.)
Standout goalkeeper Adam Purdy ’13 (photo) had seven saves in today’s game, his 10th shutout of the season and 23rd of his career (he owns the school records in both categories), and now sports a NESCAC-leading 0.29 goals-against average. Wes is the only team so far this season to shut out Amherst, which entered the game averaging 2.58 goals per game and had been held under two goals only three times in its previous 15 games (dating to last season). Wes is now 10-0-3, the best start in program history.
So what’s next? The Cards will host Trinity on Wednesday on Jackson Field, and a win gives Wes the top seed in the NESCAC–and an undefeated regular season–for the second time in the last three years. Wes has also clinched a first-round home game in the NESCAC tournament, to be played next Saturday. GO WES!!
(Photo courtesy Peter Stein ’84.)