WATERVILLE, Maine - Colby College (5-4-0) defeated Husson University (2-8-0) by two goals in a non-conference men's soccer matchup, 2-0, at Bill Alfond Field on a rainy Tuesday night.
IN THE ACTION:
Mules' first-year defender Kevin Traore scored the first goal of the contest heading it home off a cross by sophomore forward Cam Walker. Shortly after, Walker scored his own goal assisted by sophomore midfielder Nicholas Lemire to double their lead to 2-0, barely 19 minutes into the match.
The Eagles stepped up their defense and held the Mules to two goals the rest of the night, but Husson's offense struggled to break through a strong Colby defense. Husson goalie Kyle Townsend, stopped four shots on goal from Colby.
Husson's own Avery Pomerleau and Oscar Berntsson each put up a shot on goal in hopes of leveling the score, but were stopped short by Colby's second half goalie Matt Morin who gathered two saves in 45 minutes.
"I was very encouraged by our performance tonight," stated Coach Penny. "It wasn't the result we were looking for, but we have plenty of positives to take away. I wanted a response from Saturday's poor performance. We had worked on changing a few things in training and needed the lads' effort to implement it in the game. They certainly looked more comfortable tonight and I'm hoping we can continue this into Saturday and kick start our season. Credit where creidt is due, Colby is a tough team to beat. They took their goals well and got them early and it's always difficult to get back in it from there. Although I thought we showed great character and continued to try and break them down until the end of the game."
The Eagles are back in action on Saturday, October 5th when they travel to Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. This will be the first conference game in a few weeks for Husson men's soccer as the Eagles and Hornets kickoff at 1:00 p.m.