WATERVILLE, Maine —- Chris Pratt and Keith Chernin both had two assists as the Colby College men’s soccer team took a 3-0 halftime lead on the way to a 4-1 victory over Husson University on Tuesday in non-conference play.
The Mules improve to 1-1 overall, while Husson drops to 0-4-1 overall. The Eagles took a 3-0 victory over Colby last year in Bangor.
Colby went ahead just 3:22 into the game when Pratt lobbed a ball to Andrew Woonton, who was able to chip the ball over Husson goalkeeper Steve Paquette.
The Mules made it 2-0 at 10:52 of the first half when Chernin dished to Charlie Dupee, who scored from the top of the box.
Colby made it 3-0 at halftime when Jon Stronach found the back of the net off a pass from Pratt.
Husson cut the margin to 3-1 on an own goal by Colby just 9:15 into the second half.
The Mules added an insurance goal with 12:50 left in the game. Jonathan Sommer touched in a pass from Chernin.
Peter Quayle made four saves in goal for the Mules to earn his first win of the season. Paquette stopped nine shots for the Eagles.
Colby had a 29-12 advantage in shots and an 8-5 margin in corner kicks.
St. Joseph’s 2, UMF 0
At Standish, Saint Joseph’s College netted a goal in each half and went on to post a 2-0 win over the University of Maine at Farmington, in a non-conference contest.
St. Joseph senior Lauren Chouinard and junior Danielle Daigle scored for the Monks, with UMF keeper Beth Lebel stopping seven other St. Joe’s scoring attempts. Monk keeper Jaci Lorenzen made four saves to record her third shutout.
Saint Joseph’s broke a scoreless deadlock with 3:29 left in the first half when Chouinard unleashed a low sinking shot from 18 yards out that found the netting to the right of Lebel.
Saint Joseph’s doubled its lead 9:52 into the second half Daigle’s shot deflected off an UMF defender and into the net.
Saint Joseph’s held advantages in both shots (12-6) and corners (5-1) in the victory. Lebel tallied seven saves.
The Monks are now 3-1 and UMF is 0-2-1.