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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Bermudians & Thomas College Go Down

The six seeded New England College upset the top-ranked Thomas College Terriers in a penalty kick shootout, 4-2, for the North Atlantic Conference Championship, following a 0 - 0 score after regulation and two overtimes.

Thomas College Men's Soccer has 9 Bermudian players on their roster including Diondre Dowling, London Steede-Jackson, Mikal Simmons, Willie Clemons, MacQuille Walker, Jordan Lambe, Rai Sampson, Jordan Payne and Zeon Robinson.

In the shootout loss, Thomas finish their 2016 season at 12-4-2 while New England College move on to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

In the 15th minute, Thomas had their first opportunity as Tevin Reid rang the cross bar. Adam LaBrie followed up with a header and New England goalkeeper Maxime Danis made a save to keep the game scoreless.

LaBrie came in alone for another chance in the 48th minute and once again Danis stood tall, keeping the game even. The Pilgrims had an opportunity in the 79th as Michael Skarbelis headed the ball towards an empty net. Thomas defender Robinson was on the goal line to head the ball away.

In the 99th minute of overtime, a crossing pass found the head of Clemons, diving out to his left was Danis to make the save to keep his team alive.

The game could not be settled in regulation and two overtimes, sending the match into penalty kicks. In the opening round both keepers came up big, making a save each. New England scored on their next four opportunities while Thomas only netted two. The shootout winner came from Conor Douglass to give New England the North Atlantic Conference Championship.
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