Having opened the season with losses to NESCAC, rivals Bates and Amherst, both the male and female AquaCards of 2011-2012, were especially hungry for their first wins heading into the competition, and when the surf had settled and the final score was tallied they had accomplished just that.
Coming off a spectacular 10-1-3 regular season record and a second place finish in the NESCAC standings, the men of the Wesleyan soccer team had high hopes as they took to Jackson Field on Saturday morning for a conference quarterfinal match against seventh-place Middlebury. However, as the clock wound down and the first snowflakes of the year began to fall, it was the visiting Panthers who emerged on top by a score of 3-2.
After an eventful three weeks, Wesleyan men’s soccer has at last concluded regular season activity. The Cardinals made history in the process, won the Little Three title, and secured the 2nd seed in the NESCAC Tournament.
Upon concluding another weekend against NESCAC competitors, men’s soccer is through half the season without losing a match.
Men’s soccer returned to NESCAC competition in stellar form on Saturday afternoon in Medford, Mass. with a 1-0 shutout of the Tufts Jumbos.
On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 10, Wesleyan men’s soccer kicked off 2011 with drama and fireworks. After a gritty battle with the sixth-ranked nationally Bowdoin Polar Bears resulted in a 2-2 score at the end of regulation, forward Evan Hazelett ’13 scored a mere 1:25 into overtime off a pass from midfielder Matt Hertgen ’15 to fix the victory for the Cardinals.
To those who are new to Wesleyan, men’s soccer has been arguably the most exciting team to follow over the past two years.
Picture the Foss Hill dormitories perched on the apex of our campus, gleaming with all their modernist boxy-ness.
This year marked the first time I can remember not watching the Super Bowl. While I am not a serious football fan, I enjoy the annual tradition of consuming gluttonous amounts of food and drink while watching someone else do something tremendously athletic as much as any other American.
Oh, the joys of intercontinental travel.
On one side, the top-seeded and most dominant team in the league. On the other, a hot-handed underdog with a flair for the dramatic.
The 2010 season has been nothing less than an exhausting roller coaster ride for Wesleyan Men’s Soccer. Yet after this past weekend, none of it matters anymore. The Cardinals are once again on top of the world.
The sun was shining and fall foliage was in full splendor on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 25, as Homecoming Weekend brought upwards of one thousand parents, alumni, and students to Jackson Field to watch Men’s Soccer take on Little Three rival Amherst.
Much of this fall has been stop-and-go for men’s soccer, highlighted by disappointing losses to key opponents. Yet after going 2-1 in what was a week of firsts, Wesleyan’s season smacks of new beginnings.
Another week in the books and Wesleyan men’s soccer has yet to return to their winning ways within NESCAC play. Saturday saw the Cardinals journey up to Bowdoin with high hopes following an inspired victory over Coast Guard on Tuesday, only to be blanked 1-0 by the Polar Bears.
Wesleyan men’s soccer had good reason to smile on a cold and soggy Tuesday night. The team edged the Coast Guard Academy Bears 1-0 to even its overall record at 4-4.
Saturday afternoon saw Wesleyan men’s soccer sputter on offense, as they lost 1-0 to the Trinity College Bantams. The defeat at the hands of their conference rival brings the Cardinals’ record to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in NESCAC, while dropping them to last place in the conference’s standings.
The ball finally bounced in Wesleyan’s favor on Wednesday afternoon, as men’s soccer held on for a 2-1 home victory over the Wheaton College Lyons. With the win, the Cardinals snapped a two-game skid to even their overall record at 3-3-0.
Saturday afternoon saw the Cardinals’ struggle to turn offensive opportunities into goals continue, as they fell to Tufts by a score of 1-0 despite outshooting the Jumbos 17-6. The pattern is becoming a familiar one for the Redbirds, who have arguably controlled the ball better than most of their opponents this season in spite of their 1-2 record in conference play and their 2-3 record overall.
Men’s soccer came away from the weekend with mixed results, shutting out the Colby College White Mules 1-0 in an away game on Saturday before losing 3-2 in heartbreaking fashion at home to the Western New England College Golden Bears on Sunday.
On Wednesday evening, what appeared to be the makings of another frustrating game following last Saturday’s defeat to Williams ended happily for Wesleyan men’s soccer.
Saturday afternoon felt like a sucker punch for men’s soccer. In spite of promising play throughout regulation time, which saw Wesleyan out¬shoot Williams by a tally of 19 to 7, the Cardinals fell at the hands of an Ephmen golden goal with less than 7 seconds remaining in double overtime for a 2-1 loss.
Following an historic 2009 season for Wesleyan men’s soccer, goaltender Adam Purdy ’13 is primed to contribute to an equally impressive campaign this fall. As a freshman last year, Purdy asserted himself as an integral component of the team as his impressive debut coincided with the Cardinals’ record-breaking 15-game unbeaten streak and bid to the nCaa tournament.
For a school that does not particularly emphasize athletics, Wesleyan boasts a thriving intramural sports scene
On June 6, four friends – Immanuel Lokwei ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, Matt Hurwit ’12, and Jesse Humm ’12 – are embarking on a trip to Lokwei’s homeland, the Turkana District of northwestern Kenya, to “hopefully relieve some of the suffering in our world,” as they put it on their website.
Two weeks ago, five Wesleyan students’ dream—to bring free health services to women in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum—took a giant step forward.
I’m going to be up front here – if you are one of the MGMT “fans” that saw no need to listen to anything off their debut album “Oracular Spectacular” other than the hits “Time To Pretend,” “Electric Feel,” and “Kids,” then there’s certainly no reason for you to listen to their sophomore album “Congratulations,” out April 13.
This Tuesday, for the first time since the student-run community service group Aids and Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA) began running a free STI clinic at Wesleyan five years ago, Middletown residents will have the opportunity to receive testing.
This past weekend, the Board of Trustees endorsed the creation of the Green Fund, marking the final step in the approval process before the fund goes into effect next fall.
While the phrase “I’m majoring in Math and minoring in Art History,” is one that almost every college student would understand, “I have certificates in Informatics and Modeling and Jewish and Israel Studies,” might generate a bit of confusion.
“Odd Blood” is Yeasayer’s sophomore studio album, and self-consciously so at that.
After the tragic death of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 last spring, many students struggled to find a way to pay homage to their friend.
Shermon Wilmot, the head of Memphis’s Shangri-La Records, described the young Jamie Lee Lindsey as “almost like this Elvis-type figure but angrier,” in an interview for “Waiting For Something,” a documentary about the artist
Five years ago, the University’s revised program housing policy forced the three all-male campus fraternities to make a decision: house women or move off of campus.
While the rest of the Wesleyan campus was finishing classes and gearing up for a weekend of Halloween festivities, the men’s water polo team journeyed up to Middlebury for the New England Club Championship.
I’d like to address your last Wespeak, in which you seek to defend your opinion piece, “…But I don’t even like boys.”
This Friday and Saturday, two members of the dance department will present an evening of solo and duet performances, entitled “Connection.”
Last month, representatives from a variety of student groups met with Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) members at 190 High St.—home to the University Organizing Center and the Queer Resource Center (QRC)—to discuss the future of the building.
While students were away from campus this summer, the University was hard at work preparing for the 2009-2010 school year.
Jimmy Fallon is looking for an intern, and WestCo president and prospective film major Zach Valenti ’12 thinks he’s the right man for the job. The Argus sat down with Valenti to talk about the video he recently submitted as part of a contest to win an internship with the program.