Hard loss for men's soccer
Colby men’s soccer topped Williams College in nearly every statistical category on Saturday, but came away with the hard-luck loss as the Ephs capitalized on a golden opportunity in the 15th minute to go ahead 1-0, escaping with the win.
Junior midfielder Peter Christman was taken down in the corner of the penalty box, earning a penalty shot. Williams’ defender Peter Vestergaard put the ball behind senior goalkeeper Ben Joslin to go up a goal on the Mules early in the game. After controlling possession for the majority of the game, Colby was given an excellent opportunity to tie the score when Williams first-year striker Zach Grady was sent off the field with his second yellow card, leaving the Ephs with just 10 players on the field.
The Mules failed to capitalize on the man advantage despite quality chances, including a very close free kick by junior Andrew Meisel and a near-goal by sophomore Jonathan Sommer in the 86th minute. The Williams goalkeeper, junior Than Finan, finished with three saves on eight total Colby shots, while Joslin saved three of seven total.
The loss moves Colby to 6-6-1 on the season overall and 2-6-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
The Mules play a must-win home game against Bates College on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. The Mules need a win in order to have a chance to qualify for the playoffs, so get down to the field to support Colby.