NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College men’s soccer team earned a 3-1 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory over Husson on Saturday afternoon at Kelsey Field.
Husson drops to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Eagles will play at Maine Maritime on Wednesday. Colby-Sawyer improves to 4-4 overall and 3-0 in the NAC. The Chargers will resume action on Saturday at Castleton.
The Chargers got on the board in the first 10 minutes for the third straight match. Senior Jake Sykes (Laconia, N.H.) sent a corner kick towards the box that was headed home by junior Noah Camelo (Marblehead, Mass.) for his second goal in as many games.
Freshman Ahamad Raji (Lagos, Nigeria) then gave the Chargers a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute when he found the back of the net.
Colby-Sawyer took a 2-0 lead into the half with a 5-1 edge in shots.
Midway through the second half, Colby-Sawyer senior Denali Sexton (Barrington, R.I.) notched his team leading sixth goal off a feed from senior Sattar Amiri (Stonington, Conn.).
Husson’s lone goal came in the 78th minute. The Eagles were awarded a penalty kick and freshman D’Nye-Jha Sharrieff-Hayward (Devonshire, Bermuda) converted the try to make the score 3-1 in favor of Colby-Sawyer.
Husson keeper Cody Gross (Fair Lawn, N.J.) had seven saves, while Colby-Sawyer junior goalie Shane Sacks (Huntington Station, N.Y.) made six stops in the win.
Colby-Sawyer outshot Husson 14-11 and held a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.