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Men’s soccer has best season since ’05

October 22, 2010

The Monmouth College Men’s soccer team has three games left in their season, which include a home game on Saturday Oct. 23, at 1:30 p.m. versus Illinois College, another home game on Tuesday Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m. versus Knox College, and then finish their season away on Sunday Oct. 31, against Lake Forest College. 

Despite their hard work, they will not be attending the conference tournament because only the top four finishing teams in the conference can compete in the conference tournament.

“I am upset with how our record displays how we have been playing because I know that we had great potential to be a top pick in conference this year,” said senior Danny Davis. “But I would not change the memories that I have built this year especially with the seniors.”

“The team plays well in halves,” said Coach George Perry. “They either play well the first half or do bad the second, or do bad the first and do well in the second. They cannot put together two good halves in the same game. We defend well but we haven’t finished goals.”

The starters include goalies Nick Vyncke and Frank Bowman, right defender Garrett White, center back Joe Howell, left defender Andy Sheller, left midfielder Adam Buol, right midfielder Jake Scimeca, stopper Danny Davis, center midfielder Jordan Lankford, and forwards Phil Hamilton, Josh Del Valle and Isaac Hernandez.

The captains are seniors Danny Davis and Adam Buol, and junior Josh Del Valle.

“We have a good amount of returners that start for us that started last season or played a good amount last year,” said Davis. “The freshmen are stepping it up and challenging our starters which makes good competition in our training sessions.”

“I’m pleased with the direction this team is going. They know what they have to do to be a successful team in this conference and with only being beat by one goal to the top three teams in the conference, it shows that they are making progress as a team,” said Perry.

BY KELSEY BESHEARS
Co-Sports Editor

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