Athletics

Amherst College Men's Soccer

Amherst Places Five on All-New England Team; Downs and Holland Earn All-America Honors
December 20 - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its selections for the 2007 NCAA Division III All-Region and All-America teams, with five members of the Amherst College men’s soccer team adding to their season accomplishments. Highlighting the postseason accolades are senior Taylor Downs and junior Grayson Holland, who each earned All-America honors. Full Story

Men's Soccer Falls in Shootout to York (Pa.) College After Scoreless Tie
November 17 - The Amherst College men's soccer team fell to York College this evening in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16 on a shootout 5-4 after a scoreless tie. The result ends Amherst's season at 15-2-1. Full Story

Amherst Draws York (PA) in NCAA Sectionals; Games to be Played at Middlebury
November 12 - The NCAA announced the locations for Sectional play this morning, placing the New England bracket at Middlebury College. The Amherst College men's soccer team will face York (PA) Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Round of 16. Should the Lord Jeffs advance, the Sectional Final will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Williams College-Middlebury College game. Full Story

Jeffs Advance to NCAA Sectionals on Late Goal by Downs
November 10 - The Amherst College men's soccer team trailed visiting Western New England College 1-0 in the first half and 2-1 late in the second half, but the Jeffs were able to find the equalizer each time before senior tri-captain Taylor Downs netted the game-winner with only 21 seconds remaining in regulation. Full Story


Amherst Men's Soccer Earns Four All-NESCAC Selections
November 8 - The Amherst College men's soccer team earned four All-NESCAC selections, as John Kneeland, Taylor Downs and Grayson Holland were named to the First Team and Jake Duker earned a spot on the Second Team. Full Story

Jeffs Receive NCAA At-Large Bid; Will Host Second Round Game After Bye
November 5 - The Amherst College men's soccer team recieved an at-large bid to the 2007 NCAA Tournament, and will host competition through the Sectional rounds. After an opening round bye, Amherst will host the winner of Western New England College and Johnson & Wales (RI) in the Round of 32. Full Story

Amherst Falls to Middlebury in NESCAC Finals, 1-0

November 4 - The top-seeded Amherst College men's soccer team fell to No. 2 Middlebury College in the NESCAC Championship finals, 1-0. The Lord Jeffs move to 14-2 on the season and will likely resume play in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Full Story

Jeffs Use Come-From-Behind Win to Adance to NESCAC Finals

November 3 - The Amherst College men's soccer team trailed Bowdoin College at halftime, 1-0, but stormed back to score two unanswered goals in the second frame, as the Jeffs advanced to the NESCAC championship game with a 2-1 victory. Full Story

Amherst to Host NESCAC Championships for Volleyball, Men's Soccer
November 1 - The Amherst College volleyball and men’s soccer teams will host their respective NESCAC Championship tournaments, having finished the regular season atop the conference standings. Full Story

Amherst Tops Williams 1-0 and Gets Quarterfinal Bye
October 27 - The Amherst College men's soccer team defeated the Ephs of Williams on the road, 1-0, to finish the regular season atop the NESCAC standings and improve to 13-1. The Jeffs will receive a bye in tomorrow's conference tournament quarterfinals, and will host the semifinals and championship next weekend. Full Story

Jeffs Survive 1-0 Scare at Rhode Island College for 12th Win
October 23 - The twefth-ranked Amherst College men's soccer team survived a 1-0 scare on the road from non-conference Rhode Island College this evening to improve to 12-1 on the year. The Jeffs play their last regular season home game at Williams this weekend with a first round NESCAC bye and hosting on the line. Full Story

Amherst Suffers First Loss of the Season on 86th Minute Goal
October 20 - The third-ranked Amherst College men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season this afternoon, falling to Wesleyan University 2-1 at home. Amherst moves to 11-1 (7-1 NESCAC) with the result, and remains atop the conference standings. Full Story

Jeffs Shut Out Salve Regina to Move to 11-0
October 14 - The Amherst College men's soccer team jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead over visiting Salve Regina University at Gooding Field. The three-goal advantage allowed the Jeffs to play several subs and younger players, as they held on for the 3-0 win. Full Story

Amherst Continues to Roll with 6-1 Win at Colby
October 13 - The Amherst College men's soccer team demonstrated why it is ranked third in the nation, as the Lord Jeffs earned a convincing 6-1 win at Colby College. Amherst improves to 10-0 on the season and 7-0 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Third-Ranked Men's Soccer Fires to 3-1 Result Over #10 Middlebury
October 6 - The Amherst College men's soccer team remained perfect on the season with a 3-1 win over visiting Middlebury College this afternoon. The third ranked Jeffs fired on all cylinders for an impressive ninth win of the season. Full Story

Ryan O'Donnell Leads Amherst to 2-1 Win Over Connecticut
October 3 - The Amherst College men's soccer team improved to a perfect 8-0 (5-0 NESCAC) with a 2-1 win at Connecticut College. Senior tri-captain Ryan O'Donnell provided both goals for the Jeffs, including the game-winner with only 1:32 remaining in regulation. Full Story

Amherst Picks Up Impressive 3-0 Win Over Bowdoin to Remain Unbeaten
September 29 - The Amherst College men's soccer team avenged its only regular-season conference loss of 2006 by handily defeating Bowdoin College, 3-0. The Jeffs improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Jeffs Hold on for 4-3 Win at Springfield
September 26 - The Amherst College men's soccer team battled with Springfield College from start to finish, as the Lord Jeffs managed to hang on for a 4-3 win to improve their record to a perfect 6-0. Full Story

Amherst Earns 2-0 Win Over Tufts to Remain Unbeaten
September 22 - The Amherst College men's soccer team defeated Tufts University on the road to improve to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the NESCAC. The Jeffs return to action Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match-up with Springfield College on the road. Full Story

NESCAC Names Taylor Downs Player of the Week
September 17 - Amherst College senior tri-captain Taylor Downs was named the NESCAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week this afternoon for his role in a pair of Amherst wins. The Jeffs defeated Curry College , 5-0, Thursday night before toppling Bates College on the road, 3-0, Saturday afternoon. Full Story

Jeffs Defeat Bates, 3-0, to Move to 4-0-0
September 15 - The Amherst College men's soccer team easily defeated host Bates College this afternoon, 3-0, to improve to 4-0-0 on the season and 2-0 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Amherst Cruises to 5-0 Win in First Night Game on Gooding Field
September 13 - The Amherst College men’s soccer team put on quite a show for fans witnessing the first game ever played under the lights at the newly-constructed Gooding Field, as the Lord Jeffs cruised to a 5-0 win over Curry College. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Survive ECSU on Late Game Heroics from Kneeland
September 9 - The Amherst College men's soccer team dominated the Warriors of ECSU this afternoon, but would need a boost from senior tri-captain John Kneeland in the final minutes of the game to escape with a win. Full Story

Amherst Wins Season Opener in 2-1 Overtime Thriller
September 8 - The Amherst College men's soccer team escaped day one of the 2007 season with a 2-1 overtime victory over visiting Trinity College. Jake Duker scored the game-winner for the Jeffs after just three minutes and 37 seconds of overtime action. Full Story

Jeffs Return Deep Line-up of Starters for NESCAC Title Run
August 28 - The Amherst College men's soccer team enters the 2007 season with high expectations after making a run deep into the NCAA Tournament last fall. The team returns a talented and deep group of starters for a NESCAC title run. Full Story