Connecticut College 1, Colby College 0
Brown´s Goal Propels Camels to Victory
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Oscar Brown (Ridgefield, Conn.) accounted for the lone tally of the game in the 11th minute of action to lead the Connecticut College men´s soccer team (8-3-1, 5-3) to a 1-0 victory against Colby College (4-7-2, 1-6-1) in front of 400 fans on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field. Brian Morgan (Harvard, Mass.) assisted on the score for the Camels and senior net-minder Alex Martland (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped three shots in his fifth shutout of the season.
The Camels have secured the program's first winning record in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) since the league was formally aligned with a conference championship in 2000.
Morgan chipped a ball from the midfield down the right sideline to Brown who had held his ground on side. The sophomore put in his second score of the season at the near post side of the goal. Brown made another nifty bid with 8:10 remaining when he got a head on a Tom Giblin (Ridgewood, N.J.) cross but the shot sailed wide.
Colby senior keeper Dan Marden (Londonderry, N.H.) had 12 saves in the game to keep the Mules in contention. With 23:55 remaining, Marden came up with his biggest stop of the frame. Nick Maghenzani (Allendale, N.J.) played a through ball to Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.). Prophet fired one of his seven shots from 15 yards out but Marden was able to get a piece of it and send the ball out of play.
The Camels were tested down the stretch. With 11:40 remaining, Jourdan Perez (Lynbrook, N.Y.) was able to stand up his defender and thwart a potentially dangerous scoring situation for the Mules.
Martland averted another potential pitfall when he stopped a shot from Andrew Meisel (Newtown, Conn.) with 9:40 to play and the Camels were able to hold on for the victory.
October 24, 2009