Connecticut College 7, Mitchell College 0
Christensen Tallies Two Goals, Assist for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn. --(Mitchell College Sports Information) The Mitchell College men's soccer team lost a non-conference match-up to Connecticut College by a 7-0 final on Tuesday afternoon in a steady rain at Alumni Field.
Graham Christensen (Darien, Conn./Darien) led the way for the visitors with two goals and an assist, one of five goal scorers for Conn College (3-2-3 overall) on the day. The Camels held a commanding 31-4 advantage in shots and an 8-1 edge in corner kicks.
Kevin O'Brien (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) got things rolling for Conn College in the 18th minute when he scored on a loose ball after Mitchell failed to clear a corner kick. The ball bounced around in the box before he poked it into the back of the net for his second goal of the season.
The goal was the first of three in the half for the Camels. Billy Hawkey (Pennington, N.J./Pennington School) scored on a penalty kick in the 20th minute and Christensen netted his first of the game in the 39th on a header just inside the far post on a corner kick served up by Doug Garabedian (Salem, Mass./Bishop Fenwick).
Connecticut College added four more goals in the second half, all in the final 20 minutes. Christensen assisted Marino Patrk (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) for a score in the 72nd minute, and Dillon Kerr (West Roxbury, Mass./St. Sebastian's School) found Kevin Burt (New Canaan, Conn./Fairfield Prep) on a breakaway for a tally in the 81st. Christensen added his second of the contest just over a minute later, and Darlington Martor (Providence, R.I./Providence Country Day) closed the scoring in the 87th minute on a feed from Burt.
Max Nichols (Mill Valley, Calif./Tamalpais) made one save to preserve the clean sheet for the Camels. Sophomores Ramazan Sinani (Waterbury, Conn./Crosby) and Chad Harshbarger (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) combined to make eight stops in net for the Mariners (3-5-0 overall).
Mitchell resumes conference play at Southern Vermont College on Saturday, October 6 at 3:30 p.m. Conn College returns to action at home against Tufts University on Saturday at 2 p.m.
October 2, 2012