Kouchakdjian ’21 and Wood ’20 score, men’s soccer blanks Trinity

Hagop Kouchakdjian ’21 (Josh McKee photo)
Hagop Kouchakdjian ’21 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College's Hagop Kouchakdjian '21 and Aidan Wood '20 scored in the second half and the Continentals shut out the Trinity College Bantams 2-0 in NESCAC action on Saturday afternoon in Hartford, Conn.

The Continentals (5-5-1, 2-3-1 NESCAC) are unbeaten in their last five games by blanking their opponents 12-0. In the last four games, Wood and Kouchakdjian have scored seven of Hamilton's 11 goals.

Trinity falls to 1-10-0 overall and 0-7 in the conference.

Hamilton immediately returns home for a NESCAC game on Sunday, Oct. 13 against nationally ranked No. 1 Tufts University at 2:30 p.m. on Love Field.

After a scoreless first half, Wood put the visitors on the scoreboard with his team-leading fifth goal of the season. Jack Sheehan '21 controlled the ball along the left sideline and passed ahead to Noah Giovannelli '21. Giovannelli launched a cross to the hashmark where Kouchakdjian downed the ball with his head and Wood buried it into the back of the net at 47:01.

Kouchakdjian doubled Hamilton's lead in the 60th minute. Jefri Schmidt '20 received the throw-in from the right side and passed to Wood outside Trinity's penalty box. Wood chipped a head-high cross to the top of the goal area where Kouchakdjian redirected the ball inside the back post for a personal-best three points.

Thomas Benson '22 made both of his saves in the first half for the Continentals. Trinity's Everett Lyons finished with eight stops.