|Colby College||Thomas College|
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men’s soccer team allowed a late goal in a 1-0 loss against Colby College in the Elm City Cup Tuesday night at Smith Field.
The loss keeps the Terriers winless on the season as they drop to 0-2-1 while the Mules earn their first victory improving to 1-1-1.
Both teams were held scoreless in the first half with the Terriers having a golden opportunity with 2:45 remaining. Junior Willie Clemons (Paget, Bermuda / Warwick Academy) settled a pass in front of the Mules goal and rang a hard shot off the crossbar. Thomas held a 6-4 advantage over Colby in shots entering the half.
The Mules looked to get on the board in the 51st minute when Jacob Tower (Bellevue, Wash) headed a crossing pass just off the crossbar and keeping the game even. Tower redeemed himself at the 79th minute when he picked up a loose ball out front. Tower fired a shot off the crossbar and into the goal for the game-winner at 1-0.
Sophomore Jonathan Dutka (Durham, N.H. / Oyster River) was given the loss in goal for the Terriers, stopping three shots while Avery Gibson (Needham, Mass.) made six saves in the Mules victory.