Men's Soccer Weekly Preview

Men's Soccer Weekly Preview

THIS WEEK: The Trinity College men's soccer team enters the week with a 1-5 record after falling in a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) contests last week. The Bantams look to get back in the win column this week with a non-conference matchup on Wednesday at home versus Western New England before welcoming Bates to town on Saturday in a NESCAC game scheduled for 2 p.m. 

MATCH-UPS:
Trinity (1-5) v. Western New England (6-1-2)
Wednesday, Sep. 26, at 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Soccer Field
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (1-5) v. Bates (4-2)
Saturday, Sep. 29, at 2:00 p.m.
Trinity Soccer Field
Hartford, Connecticut
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WNE Series History: Trinity is 4-2-2 all-time against the Golden Bears since the two sides first squared off in 1988.

Recent history against the Golden Bears: This is the first matchup between the two schools since the fall of 2004 where the game ended in a scoreless tie. 

Bates Series History: Trinity holds an 11-7-3 all-time record versus the Bobcats dating back to the first-ever match played in 1995.

Recent history against the Bobcats: The two teams played to a scoreless draw last year in Lewiston in an evenly matched game that saw both teams take 17 total shots.

WEEKLY NOTES:

- Trinity leads the league in saves with 37 saves and is sixth in the NESCAC with a .086 shot percentage. The Bantams have scored five goals and tallied seven assists to date.

- Trinity boasts six players with two or more points. Junior Max Cottrell and sophomore George Jean-Claude are tied for the team lead with three points on a goal and one assist each. Sophomores Alistair Matule and Nigel Gustave and junior Henry Farr have each found the back of the net this fall as well.

- Rookie Everett Lyons made five saves in his first collegiate appearance versus Connecticut College and added seven more in his first career start against Colby. Lyons came on in the second half against the Camels and stopped all five shots on net that he saw, keeping the Camels off the board for the final 27:28. Against the Mules, he stopped seven shots and allowed just one goal. 

- Saturday's match versus Bates marks the end of a four-game homestand. The Bantams hit the road for an October 2 game at Wesleyan, followed by an October 6 matchup at Bowdoin, before returning home for three more home games in a row.  

- Bates enters the week as the No. 8-ranked team in New England. This marks the second-straight week the Bantams will face a ranked opponent after taking on Connecticut College, ranked top-25 nationally, last week.