WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Mike Russo’s Williams College men’s soccer team (14-2-1) fresh off the NESCAC championship won in Middletown, Connecticut over the weekend and will take to the road for a first round game vs. Husson University (10-8-2) at RPI in Troy, NY, this Saturday at 11:00 AM.
Host RPI (13-2-2) will play Eastern
Connecticut State University (16-4-1) on Saturday at 1:30 PM and
the winners of Saturday’s contests will meet on Sunday at
Ticket prices are: $6 Adult, $3 Students, $3 Seniors and $2 Children.
The Husson Eagles earned an automatic berth in the tourney when they downed Castleton State 3-1 in the championship tilt of the North Athletic Conference. Husson has not lost in its last seven contests recording 6 wins and a tie. This is the Eagles’ first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The Husson offense is generated by senior forward Mark Trombley who has scored 7 goals and assisted on 6 for a total of 20 points. Sophomore forward Tyler Metevier is the top goal scorer for the Eagles with 8.
Junior goalie Miguel Dominguez has played 1,629 minutes and allowed 37 goals for a 2.10 goals against average. Dominguez has stopped 105 shots for a save percentage of .728.
Williams enters the NCAA Tourney after winning their first NESCAC title since 2006 with a 2-1 OT win over Middlebury. Leading the Williams attack are junior forwards Charles Romero and Gaston Kelly. Romero has scored 10 goals this season and assisted on 6 for 26 points, while Kelly has netted 6 and assisted on 13 for 25 points.
Senior goalkeeper Andrew Graham has played 988.5 minutes and has compiled a 0.64 goals against average, allowing 7 goals. Graham has saved 25 shots and has a .781 save percentage.
Williams is making its 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament out of a possible 17 times all under the direction of current head coach Mike Russo. Russo’s booters have compiled an overall record of 26-11-6. Under Russo the Ephs finished first in 1995, 2nd in 1993 and 3rd in 1998.