WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Jeffrey Lin scored his first collegiate goal at 5:08 of overtime to lift the Mules to a 2-1 win over Maine Maritime Academy in non-conference men’s soccer on Tuesday night at Harold Alfond Stadium.
Colby moves to 3-4-2 overall heading into Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. game with Wesleyan University. The Mariners drop to 4-5-1 overall and will play at Husson on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Mules had a 27-8 shot advantage, but Maine Maritime goalkeeper Marshall Spear made 12 saves.
Lin had to make a fine shot to get the ball past Spear. The Mules were putting pressure on when Lin attempted a shot that bounced off some players and went directly back to him. His shot to the lower left corner was a game winner at 95:08.
Colby’s Kyle Douglas was the story of the game during regulation. He had 11 shots, scored the Mules’ first goal, and was all over the field. Douglas had three shots saved by Spear in a span of 51 seconds. His best opportunity was the first one, a blast from 18 yards out that forced Spear to dive to his right to make a spectacular save.
Douglas scored just 2:37 into the second half off a shot from just outside the box for his first goal of the season.
Despite the large Colby shot advantage, MMA was able to tie the game at 61:25 on a penalty kick by Ike Doiron. The Mules took down a Mariner player just inside the penalty box. Doiron scored his third of the season by going to the right corner.
The Mariners’ best chance in regulation came off the foot of Myles Gamage. His shot from about 30 yards was tipped in the air by Colby goalkeeper Stanley Clarke and landed on top of the net with 2:17 left in regulation.
Clarke earned his first collegiate victory with three saves, all in the second half.