Connecticut College 3, Mitchell College 0
Prophet Gives Mariners Headache with Hat-Trick Wednesday
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.) tallied his first collegiate hat trick to lead the Connecticut College men´s soccer team (6-2-1) to a 3-0 shutout victory against Mitchell College (4-7) on Tempel Green Wednesday. The Camels remain undefeated with a 3-0-1 on their home field and have stormed out of the gate to the program´s fastest start since 1993.
Sophomore Oscar Brown (Ridgefield, Conn.) chipped in with two assists for the hosts, who out-shot the Mariners 22-6 in the win. Senior net-minder Alex Martland (Marblehead, Mass.) and Kyle Rosse (Bedford, Mass.) combined on the shutout without recording a save for the Camels. Freshman Dan Valentine (Waldwick, N.J.) had eight stops in the setback for Mitchell.
The Camels pounced on the Mariners in the opening minute of regulation. Adam Musoke (Wingdale, N.Y.) booted a low cross from 20 yards out across the box and Prophet redirected the ball with a header that landed inside the right post. Later on in the 17th minute of action, the Camels penetrated the Mariner defense in another prime scoring opportunity. Prophet controlled a ball in front of the goal and fed Oscar Brown for a low shot that hooked just beyond the left post.
On the ensuing goal kick, the Mariners threatened with their best scoring chance of the day. Senior Alex Deltgen (Norwich, Conn.) served a 25 yard cross near the end line that sailed all the way across the box to the far post. Howie Johnson (New London, Conn.) elevated for a header but his shot trickled a foot wide of the goal.
The Camels doubled their lead with 17:22 remaining in the first stanza Brown assisted Prophet for his second goal of the day. In the 65th minute of action, Prophet buried a header off a Brown cross to complete the hat trick and close out the scoring.
Senior Matt Addison (Warwick, R.I.) contributed to the shutout with some quality minutes off the bench in the backfield.
The Camels will visit Middlebury College Saturday morning for an 11:00 a.m. NESCAC tilt in the Green Mountain State. The Mariners will host Lesley University Saturday afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. game in New London.
October 14, 2009