MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's soccer team has reached double digits in the win column for the second straight year.
The Camels (10-4-1, 5-4-1 wrapped up the regular season with a 1-0 victory against intrastate rival Wesleyan (5-9-1, 2-8) today. Sophomore Chris Lockwood (Glastonbury, Conn.) netted his seventh goal of the season in the 57th minute of action to lift the Camels to the victory. Sophomore Ousmane Dieng (Brooklyn, N.Y.) assisted on the marker for the visitors. Senior Mark Cameron (Bethesda, Md.) made three saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season.
The Camels will be seeded fifth in the 2016 NESCAC Championship. They will visit fourth seeded Hamilton College (8-6-1, 5-4-1) Saturday at noon in Clinton, N.Y. Connecticut College will be making its sixth straight appearance in the Championship. The Camels have advanced to the semifinals in each of the past two seasons. In 2014, Connecticut College played spoiler as the #8 seed, knocking off top seeded Tufts in a 2-1 triumph. Last fall, the fourth seeded Camels advanced on penalty kicks against the fifth seeded Ephs from Williams College.
The Camels will be led by second year captain Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.). The senior All-American is leading the NESCAC with 12 goals scored and 27 points. Four of his 12 scores have been game-winners. With his seventh score today, Lockwood has moved into fourth place in goals scored while ranking ninth in the conference with 15 points.
Sophomore Ben Manoogian (Peabody, Mass.) has accounted for six goals and five assists to rank fifth in the conference with 17 points. Senior James Losito (Berkeley, Calif.) and junior Nate Summers (Westfield, Mass.) have both started every game in the backfield for the Camels this fall.
The Continentals defeated the Camels 1-0 back on September 24 in the Empire State. Hamilton closed out its regular season with back-to-back shutout against Colby and SUNY Polytechnic. Senior Mike Lubelczyk (Gorham, Maine) and freshman Jefri Schmidt (Bendar Seri Begawan, Brunei) have scored four goals each to lead the Continental offense.
2016 NESCAC MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, October 29 at Higher Seeds
No. 8 Trinity at No. 1 Amherst – 1:30 p.m.
No. 7 Bowdoin at No. 2 Tufts – 12 p.m.
No. 6 Middlebury at No. 3 Williams – 1 p.m.
No. 5 Connecticut College at No. 4 Hamilton – 12 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 at Highest Remaining Seed
Semifinal Games - 11 a.m. | 1:30 p.m.
Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Quarterfinal Winners
Sunday, November 6 at Semifinal Site
Semifinal Winners – 12 p.m.