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Gordon men’s soccer overwhelms UNE 5-0 in Homecoming matchup

Erik Holmqvist (12) tries to stop Caleb Cole.

Erik Holmqvist (12) tries to stop Caleb Cole.

Action in front of the UNE net

Action in front of the UNE net

(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.gcune-a1-cc-heads-toward-goalgcune-a2-cc-sees-header-go-into-net-for-2nd-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.

Less than three minutes later, Danny Nklalamba got an open look from the left that led to his second goal of the season.  Josh Beveridge had the assist.gcune-a10-danny-1gcune-a11-danny-2gcune-a12-danny-3gcune-a13-danny-4gcune-a14-danny-5gcune-a15-danny-6

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.

UNE clears with a header

UNE clears with a header

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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Soccer ball on the roof of a Gordon dorm

Soccer ball on the roof of a Gordon dorm

Caleb Cole puts a hard shot on net

Caleb Cole puts a hard shot on net

Callum Heaslewood (8) and Colin Surface (2)

Callum Heaslewood (8) and Colin Surface (2)

Danny Nkhalamba settles a high pass

Danny Nkhalamba settles a high pass

Ricardo Infantozzi in UNE traffic

Ricardo Infantozzi in UNE traffic

Matt Chartier breaks free for his 6th goal

Matt Chartier breaks free for his 6th goal

Tyler Modzeleski about to tally a penalty kick

Tyler Modzeleski about to tally a penalty kick

 

 

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Roger Williams earns 2-2 tie with Gordon in men’s soccer

Josh Cochran (10), Charlie Mader (18), and Tyler Modzeleski (17) converge on the ball

Josh Cochran (10), Charlie Mader (18), and Tyler Modzeleski (17) converge on the ball

Freshman Garrett Bolton shadowed Gordon's Caleb Cole

Freshman Garrett Bolton shadowed Gordon’s Caleb Cole

(Wenham MA) Roger Williams (1-3-1) came away with a 2-2 tie against Gordon (2-1-1) in men’s soccer on Saturday afternoon at Gordon.

The Scots and the Hawks are about as familiar with each other as two teams can get having met seven times in the last 3+ years.  How do you do that?  In each of the last three years they have been matched up in the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament.

Two overtimes were played in declining daylight and RW nearly won the thing in the first OT.  Tyler Kuchenbecker was so sure that he had done just that that he had stripped off his shirt after putting in a rebound.  That celebrating was short lived, however, as the apparent game-winner was tallied on an off-sides and the goal was disallowed.

The Hawks kept tight coverage on the CCC’s best player (senior Caleb Cole) all game long as freshman Garrett Bolton was his full-time shadow.

GC coach Derek Potteiger hears an explanation from referee Adam Kilpatrick

GC coach Derek Potteiger hears an explanation from referee Adam Kilpatrick

Plenty of contact and plenty of fouls.  Twenty-six for RW while GC was whistled seventeen times.  Trying to sort out the hits from the dives put every call up for discussion.  Referee Adam Kilpatrick kept the red card in his pocket, however.

I was immediately surprised when I saw this year’s Gordon schedule.  They play eleven games at home and just five on the road.  How is that managed?

RW scored on a direct kick and a corner kick.  I don’t know where the Gordon wall was on Sean Janson’s direct kick.  Chris Chieffo’s corner kick perfectly set up a leaping Charlie Mader for a goal-producing header.

Tyler Modzeleski shoots past RW goalie Edmund Geschickter

Tyler Modzeleski shoots past RW goalie Edmund Geschickter

Caleb Cole was stepped on in the penalty area by Garrett Bolton and cashed the PK with a low shot near the left post.  Tyler Modzeleski took a pass from Danny Nkhalamba from the middle and fired a grounder past RW goalie Edmund Geschickter.

Gordon won the CCC championship last season and have back the defensive POY (Ben Gradert) and the offensive POY (Caleb Cole).  All-League selections Josh Spoonhour, Collin Surface, Josh Cochran, and Tyler Modzeleski are also on hand for the 2017 season.  Not surprisingly, the Scots were selected to finish first by the CCC coaches in their pre-season poll.  However, as Roger Williams showed (they were picked for 6th) there are plenty of good teams in the conference and wins will be hard to come by.

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Tyler Kuchenbecker (right) starts to celebrate OT goal

Tyler Kuchenbecker (right) starts to celebrate OT goal

Save by RW in traffic

Save by RW in traffic

Elevating for a possible header

Elevating for a possible header

Charlie Mader's header goes past GC goalie Josh Spoonhour to tie the game

Charlie Mader’s header goes past GC goalie Josh Spoonhour to tie the game

Jerry Williams and Sean Janson

Jerry Williams and Sean Janson

Edmund Geschickter dives for Caleb Cole's PK attempt

Edmund Geschickter dives for Caleb Cole’s PK attempt

Garrett Bolton steps on Caleb Cole's foot in the penalty area

Garrett Bolton steps on Caleb Cole’s foot in the penalty area

Roger Williams gets the tying goal on a Charlie Mader header

Roger Williams gets their first goal on a Sean Janson direct kick

Tyler Modzeleski gets a shot on net

Tyler Modzeleski gets a shot on net

Greg Logue and Tyler Modzeleski

Greg Logue and Tyler Modzeleski

GC goalie Josh Spoonhour

GC goalie Josh Spoonhour

Referee cautions Garrett and Caleb

Referee cautions Garrett and Caleb

Lucas Watt (27) and Danny Nkhalamba (20)

Lucas Watt (27) and Danny Nkhalamba (20)

CCC Defensive Player of the Year Ben Gradert

CCC Defensive Player of the Year Ben Gradert

Charlie Mader and Tyler Modzeleski

Charlie Mader and Tyler Modzeleski

Sean Janson congratulated by teammates after first-half goal

Sean Janson congratulated by teammates after first-half goal

 

 

 

 

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Gordon routs Curry 5-1 in men’s soccer for sixth straight

Caleb Cole celebrates his goal versus Curry. Caleb also had an assist.

Caleb Cole celebrates his goal versus Curry. Caleb also had an assist.

(Wenham MA) It seemed as if the wind was to Gordon’s back both halves…………but it wasn’t.

The Scots (8-2) made the significant wind irrelevant defeating Curry, 5-1, in a men’s soccer game that wasn’t really that close.

The Colonels (10-2) came out a step slow and lost most of the 50/50 battles as Gordon entertained a sizable Homecoming crowd on a shivering Saturday afternoon.

How cold was it? At halftime many among the attendees, including my wife and I, checked into Winn Library………..and it wasn’t to check out any reading material!

The Scots found room to maneuver on the Curry side of the field frequently and were able to put tremendous pressure on the retreating Colonels’ defenders. GC had twenty-three shots in this game.

Two players you’ll see plenty of at a Gordon men’s soccer game are senior Evan Crocker and junior Caleb Cole. Both of them have the knack of coming out of crowds with the ball under control. Put them in one-on-one situations around the goal and trouble is being asked for.

In today’s sixth straight win, Evan and Caleb each cashed in on open spaces they worked into.

Caleb scored the first goal and assisted on the second.

Ball loose on the Curry doorstep turned into Tyler Modzeleski's first Gordon goal. Caleb Cole ($11) assisted from the left

Ball loose on the Curry doorstep turned into Tyler Modzeleski’s first Gordon goal. Caleb Cole (#11) assisted from the left

The second goal, by Tyler Modzeleski, was beautifully set up by Caleb. The GC junior came in from the left with no opening possible because of the positioning of the Curry GK and another defender. Caleb took a shot anyhow and the ball went on the ground between the goalie and two defenders to the front of the Curry net. The ball reached Tyler first with Ian Burkhart to his right. Tyler had one attempt at scoring and then another which went in. My picture shows the arms of Curry GK Dan Johnson as he tries to block the goal.

The best part of that goal was afterwards. Tyler sought out Caleb and congratulated him immediately for his assistance on freshman Tyler’s first GC goal.

Evan Crocker (2 goals) dribbles past Curry GK Dan Johnson and into an clear look at the Curry goal.

Evan Crocker (2 goals) dribbles past Curry GK Dan Johnson and into a clear look at the Curry goal.

Evan Crocker had Gordon’s next two goals. In the first one Evan dribbled past two defenders and then the goalie before releasing the shot into an open net.

Plenty to like in this game for the GC faithful. Six games left in the regular season including home matches October 10th and 21st with Eastern Nazarene and UNE.

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Ian Burkhard (7) and Giancarlo Orsini (15)

Ian Burkhard (7) and Giancarlo Orsini (15)

Evan Crocker on the loose

Evan Crocker on the loose

Collin Surface

Collin Surface

Gaines Minton

Gaines Minton

Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams

Ben Lydick (9) and Ben Gradert (5)

Ben Lydick (9) and Ben Gradert (5)

GC goalie Josh Spooner

GC goalie Josh Spooner

Caleb Cole moves into shooting position

Caleb Cole moves into shooting position

Curry GK Dan Johnson

Curry GK Dan Johnson

Caleb Cole

Caleb Cole

Aaron Terjanian stretches for a ball in front of Roy Butlin

Aaron Terjanian stretches for a ball in front of Roy Butlin

Tyler Modzeleski with Ryan Madden in pursuit

Tyler Modzeleski with Ryan Madden in pursuit

clothing grab

clothing grab

Caleb Cole cuts past Giancarlo Orsini.

Caleb Cole cuts past Giancarlo Orsini.

 

 

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