Gordon vs. Nichols
April 14, 2007
The Game Story:
WENHAM, Mass., April 14, 2007 Ė Gordon College senior attack Michael Neumann (Fallston, Md.) became the fifth-leading scorer in Fighting Scotís history as GC defeated Nichols College, 11-2, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Brigham Athletic Complex on the campus of Gordon College.

Neumannís two goals and three assists gave him five points on the day and increased his career total to 158 points to move him into a tie for fifth all-time in Fighting Scots history. Neumann assisted three different teammates to help the Scots effort on the afternoon.

Stellar defensive play in the first quarter on both sides left the scoreboard blank through the first 15:00 of play. In the second quarter, the Scots (5-5, 5-0) struck first as freshman attack Andrew Kirkaldy (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada) was assisted by sophomore attack Drew Straton (Carmel, Ind.) with 13:20 to play in the half. Less than 40 seconds later, the Bison (2-7, 1-4) drew even as senior attack Mark Buckley (Weymouth, Mass.) registered a goal off a feed from senior midfielder Tim Clark (Woburn, Mass.). GC would close out the period with four unanswered goals including a goal from sophomore attack Mark Merullo (Ramsey, N.J.) on a man-up opportunity to make it a 5-1 game at the break.

Neumannís two goals came in the third period and he also assisted Kirkaldy for the only three goals of the quarter and the scoreboard read 8-1 with one quarter left to play.

GC freshman Joel Derechinsky (Annapolis, Md.) scored his second goal of the day with 10:01 to play in the game before Buckley scored his second goal, and the final goal of the day for the visitors as the Scots took the 11-2 victory.

The win gives the Scots their fifth victory in a row as they remain undefeated in CCC play. Nichols senior goalkeeper Tim Taylor (Canton, Mass.) registered an impressive 18 saves in the loss while GC freshman keeper Mike Kaminski (Monticello, Minn.) turned away nine shots.
The Scots will host arch-rival Endicott College on Tuesday (April 17) in CCC action at 4:00 p.m. at the Brigham Athletic Complex.