(Wenham MA) The game-long moisture did not slow down the Scots (7-1-1) one drop.
Gordon controlled the ball and applied pressure on the University of New England most of this damp afternoon in Saturday’s Homecoming encounter.
UNE (1-6-4) has now lost four straight and are winless since a September 4th victory over St. Joseph’s (ME).
The Nor’easters tallied two goals in the win over St.Joseph’s. In the other ten games, the team from Biddeford, has just three scores.
With scoring a problem, UNE needed to keep Gordon off the scoreboard. Didn’t happen as the Scots passed and passed for good chances and put up two goals in the first half.
Senior Caleb Cole had both of them. On the first goal he finished a Danny Nkhalamba feed with a header. Later in the first half CC was able to put a serious charge into a left-footed shot. UNE Goalie Elijah Leverett had no chance on either goal.
There was no holding back for Gordon. Despite the sometimes slippery conditions, completed passes and scoring chances added up. GC would get three more goals before the afternoon was over.
Josh Cochran drew a penalty kick and Tyler Modzeleski turned it into Gordon’s third goal.
Later, freshman Matt Chartier got his 6th goal off a wonderful setup by Danny.
Obviously, Danny Nklalamba was huge on the scoresheet with a goal and two assists.
Plenty of substitutions in the second half for both teams.
Gordon GK Josh Spoonhour was called on to make a couple of tough saves but on this afternoon most of the action was in the UNE side of the field.
One of the things I really liked about this game was that the whistles and the whining were at a minimum. The last GC game I saw, other than on the Gordon feed, was the Roger Williams OT tie game. The whining on both sides was endless. Today’s contest was a different game entirely with much more of a flow to it.
UNE was picked to finish 9th by the Commonwealth Coast Conference coaches. They returned only five starters.
Gordon was picked to win the CCC. They have a roster with talented players in every class. There are some very good teams in the CCC so nothing is certain for the rest of the season but the Scots have a great chance to get a second straight title.
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