Men's Soccer Continues to Roll with 6-1 Win at Colby

Thebe Tsatsimpe
First-year Thebe Tsatsimpe recorded his first collegiate point in the Jeffs' 6-1 win over Colby.

WATERVILLE, ME – The third-ranked Amherst College men’s soccer team traveled to NESCAC rival Colby College to play the struggling White Mules on their homecoming weekend. Amherst showed why they are sitting atop the NESCAC table with a 6-1 win, improving to 10-0 (7-0 NESCAC) in the process.

Amherst dominated the game from start to finish, and was able to empty its bench to give a number of underclassmen valuable in-conference playing experience. The Jeffs flexed their scoring muscles against the Mules, as six different players recorded a goal in the win.

Amherst picked up single scores from senior tri-captains Taylor Downs (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) and John Kneeland (Holden, MA), juniors Jake Duker (Newton, MA) and Nick Lynch (Kingston, Jam.) and first-years Ryan Conti (Rochester, NY) and Ian Rothkopf (Harvard, MA).

The Jeffs spread around the assists on the day as well, with Duker and Lynch each picking up a helper to total three points on the day. Also setting up goals against Colby were Grayson Holland (Sudbury, MA) and Chris Devine (Auburn, MA), while first-year Thebe Tsatsimpe (Johannesburg, South Africa) picked up his first collegiate point on an assist.

Kneeland’s goal was the eventual game-winner, as he scored from 25-yards on a blast through traffic. Lynch assisted on the tally from a corner kick. Tsatsimpe’s assist may have stolen the show though, as the first-year winger beat a trio of Colby defenders before slotting a pass through to Lynch for a nice finish.

Amherst remains undefeated with the win, and will take the field tomorrow afternoon for a non-conference match-up against Salve Regina University at 2:30 p.m. on Gooding Field.