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Gordon Upsets Endicott, 2-0, In 2015 CCC Men's Soccer Championship

Gordon Upsets Endicott, 2-0, In 2015 CCC Men's Soccer Championship

Gordon Captures the 2015 CCC Men's Soccer Championship Title


BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to the visiting Gordon College Fighting Scots Saturday afternoon at Hempstead Stadium in the 2015 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship.

With the loss, Endicott fell to 15-2-3 overall, while cross-town rival Gordon improved to 15-4 and advanced to the First Round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament beginning next week.

Freshman forward/midfielder Tyler Modzeleski (Cazenovia, N.Y.) provided all the scoring today, as he found the back of the net with a quick strike just 3:28 into the contest on a feed from freshman forward/midfielder Danny Nkhalamba (Concord, N.H.) and again in the 36th minute with a high-arcing, long range shot into the back right on a pass from junior midfielder Caleb Cole (Coatesville, Pa.).

The Gulls outshot Gordon, 12-9, but junior goalkeeper Josh Spoonhour (Greencastle, Pa.) came up big when it mattered most, as he made a diving stop on the low post on a booming shot by Endicott senior forward Diego Slobotzky (Mexico City, Mexico) in the 68th minute with the match on the line.

The Fighting Scots led 2-0 at the end of the first half, and that proved to be the difference today as Gordon claimed its first CCC Championship since winning it all in 2003.


  • Gordon holds a 20-2-2 advantage in the all-time series versus Endicott.
  • Today was the fifth meeting in the postseason between the two teams, as Gordon is 5-0 all-time, winning all four previous contests by a one-goal margin until today.
  • Endicott was shutout for just the second time all season. (The other time was a 0-0 2 OT draw vs. Calvin in the season opener.)
  • The Gulls had outscored opponents 14-4 in the first half this season, and trailed today at the half for just the third time all season.
  • Junior goalkeeper Nick Weinstein (Trumbull, Conn.) registered six saves in the match as he suffered just his second loss of the season (15-2-2).
  • It was a very physical match, as the teams combined for 27 fouls.


  • Modzeleski scored his sixth and seven goals of the season, the second time he has scored twice in a single match in his career (10/10/15 against Eastern Nazarene).
  • Nkhalamba registered his third assist of the season.
  • Cole recorded his team-leading sixth assist of the season.
  • Spoonhour made four stops as he earned his 15th win of the season (15-4).


  • The Gulls were competing in the CCC Championship for the first time in program history.
  • The Gulls are lost their first game since a 3-1 setback to Tufts University at home on September 8.
  • Gordon won their first title since 2003, breaking an 0-3 skid with losses in the 2014, 2010 and 2005 championships to Nichols (2-1, 2 OT), Nichols (3-1 penalty kick shootout), and Roger Williams (1-0).


Endicott (15-2-3) awaits word on a potential NCAA at-large berth or ECAC Tournament bid to be announced early next week.

Gordon (15-4) earned the conference's automatic bid into the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament.  

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