BANGOR, Maine - Husson men's soccer (4-7-1) falls short of a comeback in the final five minutes to Colby College (4-3-2) by the final score of, 3-1, at Boucher Field on a dismal Tuesday evening under the lights.
Colby College jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute as David Howarth beat the keeper one-on-one. The Eagles looked to tie the score in the 31st minute as a Rafael Paganoni shot from inside the box, just barely slipped wide of the post. Less than 60 seconds later, the Mules counterattacked and extended their lead to 3-0, scoring two goals in just under three minutes off the boots of Colin Sullivan and Ryan Seaman.
Husson looked to strike back multiple times in the second half, but struggled to place the ball on frame. Finally in the 87th minute, Shuby Bodke crossed the ball inside the box which Jahmal Williams chested down to his foot and volleyed low into the bottom right corner to get the Eagles on the board for a final score of 3-1.
"I am proud of our performance tonight," stated Head Coach Gavin Penny. "We worked hard against a good team in difficult playing conditions. Aside from three mistakes that cost us goals, I think we competed well throughout and finished the game well. We were certainly the better side in the last 10 or 15 minutes. The lads won the second half and got their just deserves with a good finish. We will get back to training to prepare for Eastern Nazarene on Saturday."
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Kristian Bonde Krognes tallied five saves in his first collegiate start for Husson while Matt Johnson played just over 75 minutes without having to make a single save before teammate Matt Morin stepped onto the turf for the final 14 minutes and felt the pressure by the Eagles, recording three saves.
Colby outshot Husson, 19-9, while the Mules had eight corner kicks to the Eagles' three.
The Eagles continue their three-game non-conference stretch as they take on Eastern Nazarene of the New England Collegiate Conference on Saturday, October 6th in North Quincy, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.