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Men’s Varsity Soccer Advances to NCAA DIII Championship

In a wonderful twist of  fate, the Men’s Varsity Soccer team has received a bid to the NCAA DIII Championship. Although the team lost to Amherst College 1-0 this past weekend in the NESCAC Semifinals in Wiliamstown, their performance this year has been enough to rocket them into the national competition. Amherst (15-0-2) took the NESCAC Championship this year, beating Williams (13-1-3) in the final game 2-0. Both teams will be going to the NCAA DIII Championships as well as Tufts—making for a strong NESCAC representation.

The  first game will be against Haverford College (12-0-7), winner of the Centennial Conference, on Nov. 10th at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.

The opportunity came as a real surprise to the team. Whether the team would snag the bid was completely up in the air, but in the end the judges deemed them worthy of a spot. Coach Geoff Wheeler told Wesleyan’s sports broadcasting service, WesPregame, that the team won the chance because of schedule strength. Although the Cardinals’ record is 9-4-3 (less impressive than, say, Williams’ record of 13-1-3), their ties and losses were against highly ranked teams, something the powers-that-be took into consideration when determining the NCAA’s Pool C.

Buy a Bro Tank

From Marguerite Suozzo-Golé ’15, buy fashions from Wesleyan’s own David Beckham:

Want to show your support for the best Intramural c-league soccer team at Wes? Or just want a sick bro tank designed by our star forward Brent Packer ’15? “Manchester? I hardly know her” bro tanks are on sale now for as low as $11.

Message me on Facebook or email me at msuozzogole(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with your name and size if you’d like to order, or if you have any questions, or if you just want to tell us how awesome we are.

Date: Starting now!
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Place: The internet
Cost: starting at $11

Liverpool vs. Man Utd, Arsenal vs. Man City

Ryan Katz ’13 hollers:

This Sunday, the Fútbol Fan Club (FFC) will be showing two English Premier League matches: Liverpool vs. Man City at 8:30 AM and Arsenal vs. Man City at 11 AM.

‘Pool vs. United features the two most historic and celebrated clubs in the country while later the ole Gunners try to best new champions City.

All the magic happens in the Usdan MPR (downstairs). Coand enjoy some footy!

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Place: Usdan MPR (downstairs)

3v3 Soccer Tournament Today to Support SHOFCO

Register up to 5 people on a team with at most 1 varsity soccer player per team. Registration begins at 1:30pm at the field. $15 per team – All proceeds go to support SHOFCO!

Creative team names and costumes (uniforms) are encouraged.

  • Date:  Today, Friday, May 11
  • Time:  2:00 PM; Registration begins at 1:30 PM
  • Place:  Practice Fields behind Freeman
  • Cost:  $15 per team – to support SHOFCO
  • Facebook:  Event

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Ryan Katz ’13 writes in:

In the next few days, two futbol matches are staged to rock the sporting world. On Saturday, the perennial Spanish powerhouses, Barcelona and Real Madrid will be locking cuernos (horns) in an epic battle for La Liga supremacy. It will be shown at 4 PM in Usdan 110.

Secondly, across the channel, English clubs Chelsea and Manchester City will be meeting on the pitch in a battle of the very rich vs. the richest, Blues vs. Sky Blues, and evil vs. evil. It will be shown at 3 PM on Monday in the Usdan MPR (downstairs).

Come and enjoy some footy!

Men’s Soccer Wins Little Three Title

Adam Purdy '13

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.)

Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Ryan Katz ’13 has exciting news for all you soccer/football/futbol fans:

This Sunday, Futbol Fan Club (FFC) presents the first major clash of the titans in the English Premier League this season: Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United is pwning its opposition at the moment, most notably in a recent 8-2 demolition of Arsenal, and Chelsea has also started very well with an undefeated record. It’s happening 11:00 AM on Sunday in the Usdan MPR (downstairs). Come and enjoy the world’s game!

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan MPR (Downstairs)
  • Cost: Free!

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

Submitted by Ryan Katz ’13:

This Monday, Manchester United hosts Arsenal in what is one of the most epic annual English soccer matches of the year. Man U is on a hot streak with fan favorite Wayne Rooney starting to hit top form while Arsenal is sitting atop the table. Come and enjoy one of the biggest games of the year!

  • Date: Monday, December 13
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room (Downstairs)
  • Cost: Free

Men’s soccer shocks Williams in NESCAC Tournament

Back in 2005, Wesleyan men’s soccer entered the NESCAC tournament as the seventh seed. Wes went on to crush Bowdoin 4-1 in the first round, then won at top-seeded Williams 1-0 and took down Amherst 3-2 to win its first NESCAC title. Fast forward to 2010, when the Cards are again seeded seventh. Wes traveled to Williams–which stood 11-1-2 on the season going into the game–for a first-round contest today and pulled off another upset for the ages, taking down the Ephs 2-1.

Williams jumped on the board first when a Wesleyan midfielder inadvertently knocked the ball into the Wesleyan net (interestingly, Williams beat Middlebury last fall to win the NESCAC title in the exact same fashion), but Wes tied the game with 7:38 left thanks to Zach Dixon ’12. That set the stage for Walter Rodriguez’s ’13 (right photo) overtime heroics. Rodriguez found the back of the net 4:23 into overtime to make Wesleyan a 2-1 winner and send the Cards into the NESCAC semifinals. Their semifinal opponent? None other than Bowdoin.

Wes made it into the tournament thanks to Steve Paresi ’12 (left photo), who had the game-winner against Conn. College on Friday. With Wes needing a win to make it into the tournament, Paresi scored midway through the second overtime period to give Wesleyan a 3-2 win and keep the Cards undefeated against the Camels under head coach Geoff Wheeler (12-0-0, dating back to 1999).

Wes takes on Bowdoin this Saturday at 11:00, and the game will likely be webcast. Keep it going, boys!

(Photos courtesy Peter Stein ’84.)