|Trinity College||Colby College|
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s soccer team scored two highlight-worthy goals in the first half on the way to a 2-0 win over Trinity College in NESCAC men’s soccer Saturday.
The Mules improve to 3-2-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the conference, while Trinity falls to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the league.
* Colby’s Kyle Douglas had some terrific hustle to set up the game-winning goal with 17:50 left in the first half. Douglas blocked a clearing pass with his chest, raced into the corner with a defender, and won a 50-50 ball. Douglas got the ball out of the corner to Lucas Pereira, who quickly found Jansen Aoyama streaking in for a one-timer to the left corner of the net.
* The Mules scored with just 4:20 left to halftime on what could end up being one of the prettiest goals of the season. Jacob Tower’s cross from deep on the right side was volleyed in by Evan Dwyer on a one-timer from near the penalty mark spot. Dwyer, with a defender on him, hit the volley with his right foot.
By the numbers
* The Bantams had a 9-8 edge in shots and an 8-6 margin in corner kicks.
* Avery Gibson needed to make just one save for the shutout. Mateo Zabala stopped three shots for Trinity.
* Aoyama was the lone player in the game with two shots on goal.