Bates 2, Gordon 0
Gordon (7-3) 0 0 0 Bates (4-2-1) 1 1 2 Scoring: B, 38:48, Brian Luoma (Andy Apstein). B, 64:00, Nick MacInnis (Apstein). Goalies: B, Dan Spector, 90 Min, 0 GA, 2 SV. G, Matt Fliermans, 90 Min, 2 GA, 10 SV. Shots: B, 23-7. Corner kicks: B, 8-2. Fouls: B, 9-7.
BATES TIES SCHOOL RECORD WITH FOURTH STRAIGHT SHUTOUT, 2-0, OVER GORDON
LEWISTON, Maine -- For the fourth straight game, the Bates College men's soccer team held their opponents scoreless as the Bobcats (4-2-1) defeated the Gordon College Fighting Scots (7-3), 2-0, on Lafayette Street Field today.
The Bobcats got on the board in the 39th minute when first-year forward Brian Luoma (Virginia Beach, Va.) pounced on the rebound from senior tri-captain Andy Apstein's (Waban, Mass.) initial shot. The goal was Luoma's team-leading sixth of the season. Bates doubled the lead in the second half, when Apstein found first-year midfielder Nick MacInnis (Andover, Mass.) wide open across the box. MacInnis chipped the ball over Gordon goalkeeper Matt Fliermans (Augusta, Ga.) for his first career goal. Apstein's second assist of the game was his sixth of the season and 16th of his career, tying him for second on the all-time assist list with Bruce Peterson '65. Apstein is seven assists shy of school record holder Breck Taber '95. He also moved into a tie for fourth with Derek Cook '94 on the all-time scoring list with 56 points. Apstein is two points behind Dieudonne Ngnoumen '71 for third and four points behind Peterson for second.
Bates has a 3-0-1 record in their last four games, outscoring their opponents 9-0 over that span. The four shutouts in a row equals the mark set in 1965 and matched in 1992. Sophomore goalkeeper Dan Spector (Framingham, Mass.) has played 379 of the 390 minutes that the Bobcats have held their opponents scoreless, while senior Emlen Harmon (So. Berwick, Maine) has covered the other 11 minutes. The Bobcats will have their scoreless streak put to the test on Saturday, when they travel to Williamstown, Mass. to take on Williams College, ranked seventh in the nation in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.