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Men's Soccer Edged by Colby, 1-0

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Wesleyan men's soccer team (3-6-0, 2-4-0) fell to Colby, 1-0 on the road on Saturday. The Mules (5-3-2, 2-2-2) took advantage of a foul inside the box, capitalizing on a penalty kick to edge the Cardinals 1-0.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The first half was an evenly matched contest with both teams taking four shots apiece.
  • The lone goal of the game came after a foul inside the box at the 43:49 mark. Colby's David Howarth took the penalty kick, burying the ball in the bottom left corner for the 1-0 lead.
  • Wesleyan had a chance to knot the game at the 59:55 mark, but JJ LaCorte's shot was denied by Mule goalkeeper Dan Carlson.
  • At the 65:18 mark, Cardinal Lucas Kimball looked for the equalizer, but his header shot sailed just high.
  • The Mules looked to tack on another tally at the 67:24 mark, but a defensive save by Liam Murray denied the header shot by Wyatt MacDonald.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  •  Despite the loss, Wesleyan held a 13-8 shots advantage.
  • Chris Franklin made four stops in goal for the Cardinals, while Carlson had five saves for Colby.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals have a quick turnaround, entertain Wheaton on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.