NEW LONDON, Conn.—Senior midfielder Bryce Ciambella (Ocala, Fla.) scored a pair of first half goals 8:12 apart from each other to lead the 16th ranked Amherst College men's soccer team to a 3-1 victory at Connecticut College today.
The 16th ranked Purple and White improved their record to 10-1-1 with the triumph and are 5-1-1 in NESCAC play. With the loss, The Camels moved to 8-3 with a 4-3 record in conference action.
Sophomore Fikayo Ajayi (London, U.K.) chipped in with an insurance goal in the second half.
Connecticut College senior Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.) netted his 12th goal of the season on a penalty kick with 4:20 remaining in regulation. He leads the NESCAC with 12 goals scored and 27 points.
Junior Lee Owen (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) made three saves in the win for Amherst. Senior Mark Cameron (Bethesda, Md.) finished with two stops for the Camels.
The Camels had a great scoring opportunity in the 11th minute of action. Matt Butera (Westfield, Mass.) delivered a cross from the right side and Devlin planted a header but his shot sailed wide beyond the far post.
Charlie Overton (Far Hills, N.Y.) had another terrific scoring bid in the first half with a direct kick. Overton hooked one over the wall that the Purple and White assembled but Owen was able to deflect the high rising shot out of play with a terrific save.
Amherst opened the scoring in the 21st minute of action. Ciambella was able to induce a turnover to create a 1-on-1 situation and the senior chipped one in from point blank range. Just 8:12 later, Ciambella scored again. Andrew Orozco (Coronado, Calif.) delivered a high arching lead pass to Ciambella who was able to chip one over the head of Cameron for the score.
Ajayi made it a 3-0 game when he chipped one in from the six yard line with 7:10 to go.
Devlin got one back for the Camels when he netted his penalty kick with 4:20 remaining in regulation to pull the Camels to within 3-1 but the hosts could not get any closer.
Amherst held an 8-to-4 advantage in shots but the Camels carried a 7-to-4 edge in corner kicks.