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Gordon men out after 2-1 overtime loss to Roger Williams in CCC semifinals

Jesse DiPietro (23) slides the game winner past four Gordon defenders

Jesse DiPietro (23) slides the game winner past four Gordon defenders

Seniors Andrew Vandervoort and Kellen Kasiguran console each other afterwards

Seniors Andrew Vandervoort and Kellen Kasiguran console each other afterwards

(Wenham MA) Sports can be like that.

#1 seed Gordon had an eight-game win streak going in a season in which they had lost just once.  And they were playing at home.

The opponent (Roger Williams) was seeded fifth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference and had lost at home to Gordon (1-0) eleven days ago.

None of that mattered on this sunny Tuesday afternoon, as the Hawks defeated the Fighting Scots, 2-1, in overtime, in the tournament semifinals on The Quad at Gordon.

Andre Brueckner (4) defends Evan Crocker (8) as Trevor Sparda (17) and Jesse DiPietro (23) look on

Andre Brueckner (4) defends Evan Crocker (8) as Trevor Sparda (17) and Jesse DiPietro (23) look on

RWU (15-4-2) will now get a chance at the CCC championship on Saturday versus #2 seed Western New England in Springfield.

With the loss, Gordon (18-2) is left to hope that their impressive record will earn them an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.

Jesse DiPietro’s goal two minutes into sudden-victory overtime sealed the deal for the visitors.

The key to the RWU win may well have been back in the second half when the Hawks quickly responded to Gordon’s goal.  Then down, 1-0, and with all that negative stuff piled up against them that I mentioned above, the Hawks took less than two minutes to even things with the CCC regular season champs.  I thought that RWU had the better of the chances thereafter and I wasn’t shocked to see the Hawks pull off the upset.

After a scoreless first half, Andrew Vandervoort was on the receiving end of a wonderful pass from freshman Caleb Cole.  Andrew had time to volley the pass over RW goalie Jon Pelloso and chase it into an open net.

Andrew Vandervoort breaks in after a nice feed from Caleb Cole

Andrew Vandervoort breaks in after a nice feed from Caleb Cole

Andrew volleys the ball past RW goalie Jon Pelloso

Andrew volleys the ball past RW goalie Jon Pelloso

Andrew chases the ball into the net

Andrew chases the ball into the net

The score was Andrew’s 18th goal of the 2013 season.  For Caleb it was assist #8.

Andrew Carlson (11) about to drive the ball into an open net to quickly tie the score

Andrew Carlson (11) about to drive the ball into an open net to quickly tie the score

I got a long-range look at Roger Williams’ tying goal by Andrew Carlson.  My picture shows Andrew with the ball in front of him as well as an open net.  The Gordon GK is off to the right.

I also had a long-range look at Jesse DiPietro’s game-winner in overtime.  My picture shows Jesse sliding after kicking the ball past three Gordon defenders as well as goalkeeper Josh Spoonhour.

RWU coach Jim Cook

RWU coach Jim Cook

This was the 304th win for the Hawks veteran coach Jim Cook.  RWU has won six CCC championships during Jim’s twelve years as head coach.  The last one being in 2006.

Josh Spoonhour had given up only three goals all season before two got by him today.

I was interested to see freshman Trevor Sparda of Scarborough playing for Roger Williams.  I saw his sister, Sam, playing for Scarborough on Saturday in their Western Class B semifinals loss to Windham.  Sam is a terrific defender with a strong leg.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

trouble in the Gordon end

trouble in the Gordon end

Josh Spoonhour (00) deflects a shot over the net

Josh Spoonhour (00) deflects a shot over the net

Rich Pomeroy gets a lecture

Rich Pomeroy gets a lecture

Andrew Vandervoort chases a loose ball

Andrew Vandervoort chases a loose ball

Caleb Cole (11) finds space

Caleb Cole (11) finds space

Jon Pellosso saves

Jon Pellosso saves

Hawks players rush to congratulate Jesse DiPietro (2nd from left) after his overtime goal

Hawks players rush to congratulate Jesse DiPietro (2nd from left) after his overtime goal

Ryan Sharby (7) and Colten Corey (12)

Ryan Sharby (7) and Colten Corey (12)

Cooper Allebrand

Cooper Allebrand

Jon Pelloso saves

Jon Pelloso saves

Daniel Perez (3) and Andre Brueckner (4)

Daniel Perez (3) and Andre Brueckner (4)

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young soccer fans

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That’s nine straight for the Gordon men’s soccer team!

Andrew Vandervoort (two goals) lines up his first

Andrew Vandervoort (two goals) lines up his first

Bagpiper leads the Gordon team onto The Quad.

Bagpiper leads the Gordon team onto The Quad.

(Wenham MA) What’s not to like about this team?

The Gordon men’s soccer team continued on their undefeated roll by routing Eastern Nazarene, 6-1, on a sunny Saturday afternoon on The Quad.

The Scots (9-0) scored twice in the first ten minutes but then could not put the finishing touches on numerous chances the rest of the half.

It was one of those games in which one team dominates but only had two goals to show for it.  Right near the end of the half, junior Scott Hansen of the Lions got in on a breakaway but took time to upgrade his shot and lost a great chance.  A goal there and the lead would have been halved but it didn’t happen.

The Gordon pressure continued in the second half and senior Andrew Vandervoort connected twice, both on terrific feeds (Caleb Cole and Evan Crocker).  Andrew now has ten goals in the 2013 seaon.

ENC (1-8) got its lone goal off a penalty kick by freshman Jacob Mason.  David Egeler got whistled for a hard tackle to set up the PK with 14:51 remaining.

Grant Stevens (#24) moves in for a goal

Grant Stevens (#24) moves in for a goal

Two minutes later, freshman Grant Stevens registered his first GC goal off a feed from the right by fellow freshman Dan Perez.

Dan set up another freshman (Colten Corey) 2 ½ minutes later from about the same spot on the right.

First look for me at Gordon’s team.  Their passing skills were impressive.  They forced ENC to do a lot of chasing.

Evan Crocker (#8) passes past Jared Corbin (#24) setting up teammate Andrew Vandervoort for his 10th goal of the season

Evan Crocker (#8) passes past Jared Corbin (#24) setting up teammate Andrew Vandervoort for his 10th goal of the season

This is the only home game on The Quad for the team.  They are normally on the fast field at the Brigham Athletic Complex.

Good Homecoming crowd on hand although you have to wonder how many of the spectators, besides friends and family, know how well the Scots have started in 2013.

I would suggest that in a setting with a public address system the names of the goal scorers could be announced.

The Lions have lost four straight and things won’t get any easier.  Their next game is on October 5th at (8-2) Roger Williams.

Colten Corey (#12) heads home the second Gordon goal.

Colten Corey (#12) heads home the second Gordon goal.

How can you have reservations about Gordon’s 9-0 team?  I asked someone behind the ropes who had seen a number of their games that question.  They told me that the team is very good but that they hadn’t really faced the top competition yet.  My curiosity was aroused so I took a look at the nine teams the Scots have defeated.   Two of them (Umass Boston & Western New England) have winning records.  The overall record of the opponents is 30-44.

I think that some of the, “How good is this team?” questions will be answered in the next two games.  Both are on the road.  Lasell (7-1) is the opponent on Tuesday and Nichols (5-1-3) on Friday.

Freshman Aaron Terjanian gets a point-blank look

Freshman Aaron Terjanian gets a point-blank look

It was my first look at some terrific freshman that first-year coach Derek Potteiger has brought on board.  In this game, four of them (Caleb Cole, Colten Corey, Dan Perez, and Grant Stevens) made the scoresheet.

I am highly in favor of having the team led onto the field by a bagpiper.

Nothing more important happens, in my opinion, than the two teams gathering afterwards to pray.  It tells me that teams want it known that they are brothers in Christ.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

ENC goalie Jake Johnson robs Caleb Cole

ENC goalie Jake Johnson robs Caleb Cole

Caleb Cole heads for a loose ball in close

Caleb Cole heads for a loose ball in close

ENC junior Scott Hansen breaks in late in the half

ENC junior Scott Hansen breaks in late in the half

Dalton Weaner looks for someone to pass to

Dalton Weaner looks for someone to pass to

GC goalie Tim Hardy lines up a save in the air

GC goalie Tim Hardy lines up a save in the air

David Egeler

David Egeler

President Michael Lindsay attended the game

President Michael Lindsay attended the game

Jacob Mason - scored on a penalty kick

Jacob Mason – scored on a penalty kick

Chris Carlson

Chris Carlson

Colten Corey

Colten Corey

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teams pray afterwards

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Gordon Exits the CCC Soccer Tournament With Semifinals OT Loss to Nichols

Shirtless Pat Gaumond is under the pile of well-wishers after his goal in sudden-victory overtime.

Scott Coderre (2) and Trevor Hinshaw (4) scored goals.

(Wenham) Some team is going to go away very unhappy when there are tie-breakers in place.  This time it was the Gordon men’s soccer team after a 2-1 overtime loss to Nichols on a beautiful Thursday afternoon at Gordon.

The loss puts #2 seed Gordon (8-8-3) out in the Commonwealth Coast Conference semifinals.  The win sends #3 seed Nichols (12-4-2) on to the finals on Saturday against #1 seed Western New England (17-3-1).

The Bison won the CCC tourney last year in a shootout with Gordon.  This time they get the Golden Bears a team that defeated them 3-0 in September.

Bison Pat Gaumond turned out to be the one getting piled on after the game after he found the rebound of Danny Smith’s direct kick and drilled in the winner with less than two minutes left in the first sudden-victory overtime.

Pat Gaumond stands beside Gordon wall in OT. He picked up the block of a direct kick and sent home the game-winner.

The direct kick came after Micah Linn’s hand ball just beyond the penalty area.  GC goalie Spencer Lord moved right to set for Danny Smith’s shot.  Unfortunately, for the Scots, Danny’s shot bounced off the wall of GC players right over to Pat Gaumond who had most of the net to shoot at.  Pat’s 6th goal of the season kicked off the Bison celebrations.

Gordon scored in the first half nearly twenty minutes in.  A corner kick from the right by left-footed Kellen Kasiguran ended up at the feet of Trevor Hinshaw in front.  The sophomore beat Bison goalie Brendan Hamilton to his left for his second goal of the season.

But the goal didn’t hold up, as Nichols, early in the second half gave Scott Coderre a clean look from in close.  The Bison’s top scorer (10 goals) capitalized on the opportunity.

The last time these teams played in 2011, the game lasted two overtimes and ended 2-2.  With tie-breakers in place you knew that there would be a winner this time.

Andrew Vandervoort (23) gets look in OT.

Both teams had chances over the last forty minutes of regulation and in the sudden-death overtime before Pat Gaumond’s game-winner.  Andrew Vandervoort, Archie Reed, Luke Partain, and Kellen Kasiguran had opportunities for Gordon.  Scott Coderre had an awfully good look for Nichols.

One of my pictures shows action in front of the Gordon net in the second half.  The ball is loose and Pat Gaumond has his armed wrapped around GC goalie Spencer Lord.  If that action had ended up in a goal there might have been some very unhappy Gordon fans/players.

A good crowd was on hand including folks from Nichols.  It really helps draw a good home crowd when you play the game in the middle of the campus.

I know some of you, if you’ve read this far, are wondering what’s this guy doing covering soccer.  No, I haven’t abandoned basketball.  I have done some high school soccer on my McClelland Miscellanea blog for the first time this fall.  I did play soccer (poorly) the second and third year Gordon had the program back in 1962 & 1963.

Speaking of basketball, I saw Tod Murphy and Luke Hamilton at the soccer game.  They have a home scrimmage next Tuesday.  The regular season starts the week after (November 15th – Babson) at home.

(I take my own pictures and draw my own conclusions.  I own the mistakes.)  The pictures enlarge to normal size if you click on them.

Gordon coach Jake DeClute at halftime.

Spencer Lord leaps for save in first half.

Brendan Hamilton save on corner kick in 2nd half

Andrew Vandervoort heads in 2nd half

Arm wrap on GC goalie Spencer Lord

Scott Coderre goal

Trevor Hinshaw goal

Pat Gaumond (7) Micah Linn (2) Kristian Kasiguran (16)

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