Soccer falls 2-0 to Conn
Colby first-year midfielder Nate Tolman fights for a ball during Saturdayâ€™s 2-0 loss to Conn College.
The Colby men’s soccer team dropped their final home match of the season to the Camels of Connecticut College (Conn), 2-0.
The loss puts Colby in sixth place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The Mules’ overall season record is 6-6-1 and they are 3-5-0 in the NESCAC.
The Saturday game against Conn ended with a 2-0 loss. After a scoreless first half, the Mules surrendered two goals in the second half.
The first occurred after a turnover in Mule territory that led to a penetrating dish and chip that found its way into the Colby net. The second came on a corner kick—a chest-to-toe goal that snuck past the Colby defense. “The Camel toed the ball right through our d[efensive] unit,” Ben Desmond ’11 said after the game.
Colby only managed three shots on goal. Nate Tolman ’14 had a left-footed rip that went just over the crossbar at the 58-minute mark.
This weekend is the final push for the playoffs. Every team has one last game to determine the seeds. Colby sits in sixth place with nine points, while Bates (Colby’s opponent next week), Conn and Trinity are tied for seventh with seven points each. Wesleyan is in last place with six points. Colby needs to beat or tie Bates in order to guarantee themselves a spot in the playoffs. The Mules own their own destiny.
If Bates beats Colby, Trinity would have to beat Amherst and either Conn or Wesleyan would have to get a win for the Mules to miss the playoffs.
Next week, the Mules will travel down to Lewiston to face local rival Bates. The game is at 3 p.m. on Friday. Skip classes if you need to and head down to Lewiston to cheer on your Colby Mules as they try to win their way into the playoffs.