Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:04 pm

Men's soccer coach Stewart Flaherty interviewed on Z105.5

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates men's soccer head coach Stewart Flaherty was a recent guest on local radio station Z105.5's Breakfast Club talk show. Listen in on the interview for inside information on the Bobcats.

In other team news, the Bobcats again received the College Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America for the 2013-14 Academic Year, for teams that earn an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Also check out women's soccer head coach Kelsy Ross's recent interview on Z105.5.
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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:27 am

Schedule:

September
Tue Sep. 8 at Newbury
Trinity Stadium; Haverhill, Mass. 7:00 PM
Sat Sep. 12 at Hamilton 1:30 PM Video
Thu Sep. 17 U. of New England 8:00 PM
Sat Sep. 19 Thomas 2:00 PM
Wed Sep. 23 Bowdoin 8:00 PM
Sat Sep. 26 at Wesleyan (Conn.) 2:30 PM
Sun Sep. 27 at Williams 2:00 PM Video

October
Sat Oct. 3 Trinity (Conn.) 2:00 PM
Tue Oct. 6 Maine Maritime 8:00 PM
Sat Oct. 10 at Connecticut Col. 2:00 PM
Wed Oct. 14 at Curry 7:00 PM
Sat Oct. 17 Tufts 2:00 PM
Sun Oct. 18 Amherst 2:00 PM
Sat Oct. 24 Middlebury 2:00 PM
Wed Oct. 28 at Colby 8:00 PM

Bates: http://athletics.bates.edu/sports/msoc/2015-16/schedule
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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:33 am

2015-16 Bates Men's Soccer Roster
No. Name Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
00 Jack Anderson GK 2017 6-2 180 Rumford, R.I. / Providence Country Day School
0 Sam Polito GK 2016 6-1 184 Far Hills, N.J. / Bernards
1 Robbie Montanaro GK 2019 5-11 171 Belmont, Mass. / Belmont
2 Peabo Knoth F 2017 5-8 160 Portland, Maine / Waynflete
3 Justin Pertierra D 2017 5-8 158 New Canaan, Conn. / New Canaan
4 Matt DiVite F 2017 6-0 192 Murray Hill, N.J. / Delbarton School
5 David Murphy D 2018 5-8 157 Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth
6 Max Watson D/M 2018 6-0 183 Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth
7 Drew Munoz D/M 2019 5-7 139 Dallas, Texas / U.S. Soccer Development Academy
8 Justin Yacovino M 2018 5-8 150 North Bergen, N.J. / Bergen Catholic
9 Nate Merchant F 2018 5-10 155 Los Angeles, Calif. / Crossroads School
10 Sean Moyo D/M 2016 5-5 175 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe / Blair Academy (N.J.)
11 Luis Pereira M/F 2016 5-7 155 Curitiba, Brazil / International School of Curitiba
12 Luke McNabb D/M 2017 6-0 182 Glastonbury, Conn. / Glastonbury
13 Morgan Dewdney M 2019 5-10 147 Meriden, N.H. / Loomis Chaffee
14 Noah Riskind D 2016 5-9 166 Bethesda, Md. / Bethesda-Chevy Chase
15 Aleks Marceau D/M 2019 5-8 160 Waban, Mass. / Newton South
16 Drew Parsons M 2019 6-1 139 Farmington, Maine / Mt. Blue
17 Ben Lyons M 2019 5-8 161 San Rafael, Calif. / Marin Academy
18 David Dick M 2018 5-8 164 Ipswich, Mass. / Ipswich
19 Nat Brown F 2019 5-8 147 Newton, Mass. / Beaver Country Day School
20 Sam Huebschmann D 2019 6-1 165 Lynnfield, Mass. / Lynnfield
22 Ben Hanneman M/F 2019 5-10 137 Los Angeles, Calif. / Brentwood School
23 Zack LaCava F 2018 5-7 143 Wayland, Mass. / Beaver Country Day School
24 PJ DiBenedetto D 2018 5-10 186 Buffalo, N.Y. / Chatham (N.J.)


Head Coach: Stewart Flaherty (Loughborough University '04/4th season)

Assistant Coach: Cameron Omsberg (Lehigh University '13/3rd season)

Goalkeepers Coach: Jeff Yaeger (St. Joseph's (Me.) '04/2nd season)

Captains: Noah Riskind, TBA
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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:34 am

Men's soccer preview: Team looks to fulfill high hopes in 2015

LEWISTON, Maine -- After beginning the 2014 season with a disappointing 0-6-1 record, the Bates College men's soccer team righted the ship in a significant way: posting a 4-3-1 mark from Sept. 27 on, beginning with a 3-0 triumph at Trinity.

The second half of the season included such positive results as a 2-1 win over Connecticut College and a 1-1 tie against perennial power Williams, while one-goal losses at Amherst and Middlebury also proved the Bobcats were no pushovers. But just four days before the Trinity triumph, Bates suffered a surprising 2-0 setback at Maine Maritime. That kind of inconsistency will have no place, if the Bobcats plan on a winning campaign this fall.

"If you go by BennettRank, we beat a team in the top 20 nationally and lost to a team outside the top 200 four days apart," said fourth-year head coach Stewart Flaherty. "That shows we are capable of beating the best, but also need to be sharp enough to know nothing will be handed to us against any opponent.

"We'll know we have reached where we want to be when the identity of the opposing team is not occupying our thoughts as we focus on the task at hand."

A big part of the team's insurgence in the second half of the 2014 season was the rise of its freshman class. Nineteen of Bates' 22 goals scored on the season came from freshmen and sophomores.

Rookies Nate Merchant (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Max Watson (Yarmouth, Maine) both scored their first collegiate goals in the Trinity game and went on to tie each other for second place on the team in points, with eight apiece. Freshmen David Dick (Ipswich, Mass.), Sal Sprofera (Medfield, Mass.) and Justin Yacovino (North Bergen, N.J.) combined for 10 additional points. Then-sophomore forward Peabo Knoth (Portland, Maine), meanwhile, concluded the first half of his collegiate career in style, tallying five goals and four assists on the year and capturing All-NESCAC honors.

Senior Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.), who started all 15 games in goal last season, figures to reprise his role, in back of an experienced group. Returning contributors to Bates' defense include senior second-year captain Noah Riskind (Bethesda, Md.), junior Jack Martell (Gray, Maine), junior Luke McNabb (Glastonbury, Conn.) and sophomore P.J. DiBenedetto (Buffalo, N.Y.).

Newcomers to Bates' roster this season include an interesting prospect in sophomore David Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine), the brother of two-time All-NESCAC selection John Murphy '13, who has transferred to Bates from Gettysburg College. Freshmen to watch out for include Drew Parsons (Farmington, Maine), the son of Thomas College head coach Chris Parsons, who was a teammate of Knoth's this year with the Portland Phoenix of the Professional Development League, and Drew Munoz (Dallas, Texas), who played for the Dallas Texans of the USSDA Academy.

Bates opens the 2015 campaign with a non-conference game against Newbury College, to be played Tuesday at 7pm at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass. Following the Bobcats' NESCAC opener at Hamilton on Sept. 12, Bates will host the University of New England in its home opener on Sept. 17, 8pm under the lights on Garcelon Field.
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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:46 am

Knoth, Pereira score in men's soccer's shutout victory at Newbury

HAVERHILL, Mass. -- Veterans Peabo Knoth and Luis Pereira supplied the goals and first-year Drew Parsons added an assist as the Bates men's soccer team opened the 2015 season with a 2-0 non-conference win over Newbury College on Tuesday night at Trinity Stadium.

The host Nighthawks (2-1) were outshot by the Bobcats (1-0) by a 14-8 margin in a much closer game than the last matchup between the squads, a 9-0 Bates win on Oct. 1, 2014 in Lewiston. Bates had a 7-2 advantage in shots on goal and 2-1 in corner kicks.

Senior goalkeeper Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) made two saves in Bates' shutout victory.

Knoth (Portland, Maine), Bates' All-NESCAC forward, scored Bates' first goal of the season, and his 12th career tally, with an assist by Parsons (Farmington, Maine) in the 17th minute of the game. Parsons was one of three newcomers in Bates' starting lineup, along with sophomore David Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine) and first-year Drew Munoz (Dallas, Texas).

Pereira (Curitiba, Brazil), who came off the bench and tallied a team-high six shots, doubled the Bobcats' lead when he knocked in a penalty kick into the bottom left corner of the Newbury goal less than two minutes after halftime.

Bates will open New England Small College Athletic Conference play this Saturday at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.
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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:25 pm

Men's soccer downs Hamilton for first time in five meetings, 2-0

CLINTON, N.Y. -- For the second time in as many games, the Bates College men's soccer team received goals from junior Peabo Knoth and senior Luis Pereira in a 2-0 victory.

This time, the win came in the Bobcats' NESCAC opener, and it was their first victory against Hamilton College in five tries against the host Continentals.

A closely contested game that saw only 11 shot attempts combined from both teams (Hamilton outshot Bates 8-3) ended with Bates sporting a 2-0-0 record for the first time since 2000.

The Continentals, who outshot the Bobcats 8-3, fell to 0-2-0 overall on the season.

The Bobcats scored a goal in each half. Bates got on the board less than three minutes into regulation, when Pereira (Curitiba, Brazil) converted a pass from sophomore Nate Merchant (Los Angeles, Calif.) for the early lead. The goal was the ninth of Pereira's career.

Bates' offensive pressure with 14 minutes left in regulation led to a second goal. Knoth took advantage of a Hamilton clear attempt and sent a long shot into the Continental net for Bates' insurance goal, and the 13th tally of Knoth's career.

Senior goalie Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) made three saves for his second shutout in as many games.

Bates plays its home opener on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8pm against the University of New England.

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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:35 am

Pereira's game-winner downs Thomas in overtime, 2-1

LEWISTON, Maine -- Senior Luis Pereira scored the game-winning goal with 7:01 remaining in the first overtime period, giving the Bates College men's soccer team a 2-1 victory over Thomas College on Saturday. The host Bobcats move to 4-0-0 for the first time since at least 1991.

The game remained scoreless for the first 60 minutes, including a missed penalty kick by Pereira in the 55th minute. Five minutes later, a free kick was awarded to Pereira (Curitiba, Brazil) after a Thomas foul. Pereira's shot was deflected by Thomas goalkeeper Joakim Sternas, but Bates sophomore David Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine) was in position to clean up the rebound and tap it in for a 1-0 Bates lead.

The Terriers (2-3-0) evened the game in spectacular fashion, as Willie Clemons took a pass from Tre Ming and unleashed a bicycle kick past Bates senior goalie Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) in the 67th minute.

Nearly three minutes into overtime, sophomore David Dick (Ipswich, Mass.) sent a cross to Pereira, who received the pass cleanly and knocked the ball into the upper right corner of the net, ending the game at 2-1 in Bates' favor.

The red-hot Pereira has scored in all four Bates games this season. In three games this week he totaled four goals and four assists.

Bates had a 23-18 advantage in shot attempts, 14-12 in shots on goal. Polito made a season-high 11 saves for the Bobcats, while Sternas totaled 12 saves for the Terriers.

Bates will put its undefeated record on the line against Bowdoin on Wednesday at 8pm in a NESCAC contest.

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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:19 am

Men's soccer battles Bowdoin to a scoreless draw

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates and Bowdoin men's soccer teams battled to a 0-0 draw through 110 minutes of play Wednesday night at Garcelon Field.

Senior goalkeeper Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) was the hero of the game for Bates, making eight saves including back-to-back stops in the first minute of overtime. Polito dove to stop a hard shot by Bowdoin's Andrew Jones from the right side of the box, then got to his feet and dived to his left to get a hand on Levi Morant's rebound try near the left post, batting it away out of bounds.

Bates' best chance to score occurred within the first seconds of the second half, when sophomore Nate Merchant's (Los Angeles, Calif.) hard, low shot was turned away by Bowdoin keeper Stevie Van Siclen (two saves).

Bowdoin attempted 21 shots to Bates' 10 and 12 corner kicks to Bates' three. Van Siclen made two saves for the Polar Bears. The Polar Bears controlled most of the first half, outshooting Bates 9-2 in the period.

The tie breaks a run of five straight wins for the Polar Bears between the rivals. It is the second year in a row the teams fought into double overtime; the Polar Bears won 2-1 in extra time a year ago, their fifth straight win against Bates. The teams last tied on Sept. 18, 2010, a 0-0 result.

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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:13 am

Cardinals explode for five goals in men's soccer loss

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Sophomore Adam Cowie-Haskell notched a hat trick, and the Cardinal offense unleashed 22 shots to help the Wesleyan men's soccer team defeat visiting Bates, 5-0, in a NESCAC contest at Jackson Field Saturday afternoon.

In 17 previous meetings of the teams, neither had scored more than three goals in a game against the other. Wesleyan now leads the series 10-4-4.

Senior Brandon Sousa got the scoring started at 22:50 when he knocked home a centering pass from freshman Komar Martinez-Paiz that had been deflected right in front of the net.

The Cardinals made it 2-0 at 34:22 on the first tally of the day by Cowie-Haskell. He blasted a shot in from 10 yards out after receiving a pass from Sousa. It was nearly his second goal of the half, as only an acrobatic save by Bates senior goalie Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) kept out a shot he made from 15 yards just four minutes prior to the goal.

Polito began the game with a 95.8 save percentage and 0.23 goals-against average. He went 78 minutes in goal with a busy 11 saves.

The best chance for Bates in the half came with just over five minutes left on a shot by its leading scorer, senior Luis Pereira (Curitiba, Brazil). A diving stop by Cardinal junior goaltender Jack Katkavich sent the ball past the near goalpost. Katkavich finished the game with five stops in 82:45 in net.

The Cardinals played nearly a flawless first half, outshooting Bates 11-2. Wesleyan also held the territorial advantage, only allowing a handful of deep Bobcat penetrations.

Cowie-Haskell got his second goal just 1:15 into the second half on a crossing pass from senior Max Jones. He completed the hat trick at 59:39 after a long serve in from sophomore Nick Jackson.

Freshman Eric Gooden closed the scoring at 66:17 when he rammed home a ball with junior Danny Rubenstein getting the helper.

Bates stays on the road to play a second NESCAC game of the weekend at Williams at 2pm.

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Re: Soccer - men 2015: Bates College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:42 am

Men's soccer's win in second overtime is first over Williams since 1996

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Junior Peabo Knoth took a through pass from senior Luis Pereira, outran the defense to an open space on the outside of the box and sent a low shot beyond the goalie's reach and inside the far left post, giving the Bates men's soccer team a dramatic 2-1 win in double overtime Sunday at Williams.

The victory was Bates' (5-1-1, 2-1-1 NESCAC) first against Williams (3-4-0, 2-3-0 NESCAC) since 1996, and its since the New England Small College Athletic Conference became a "playing" conference in the 2000 season. It interrupts Williams' 18-game undefeated streak against Bates; the teams tied 1-1 last year in Lewiston.

Bates tied the game at 1-1 in the 89th minute of regulation, as sophomore Nate Merchant (Los Angeles, Calif.) received a cross from the left side from sophomore Justin Yacovino (North Bergen, N.J.) and powered it into the back of the net.

The winning goal was the sixth of the season for Knoth (Portland, Maine), tying him for the conference lead and giving the junior forward 17 in his career. Pereira (Curitiba, Brazil) notched his NESCAC-best fifth assist on the play.

Bates' win comes as welcome relief after suffering a 5-0 setback at Wesleyan on Saturday, the Bobcats' first loss of the year.

Senior goalie Sam Polito (Far Hills, N.J.) made 10 saves for Bates, helping to offset Williams' stark advantages in shots (28-11), shots on goal (12-6) and corner kicks (9-1).

The Bobcats have now won five games for the first time since 2010.

Bates next takes on Trinity College at home in another NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 3, during Back to Bates Weekend.

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