Men’s Soccer soars past Eagles before deadlock tie against Wesleyan

Colby Men’s Soccer launched into a dominant week with a 5-1 game against Husson University on Tuesday Oct. 3. On Saturday, the team went head to head against Wesleyan in an incredibly tight match, tying 0-0. Colby came out of the week with an improved record of 5-3-2 overall and 2-2-2 in the NESCAC.

The Mules asserted themselves quickly over Husson when Cam Clouse ’19 scored his third goal of the season at only 1:10 with a volley off a corner kick. In a remarkable goal at 14:52, Kyle Douglas ’19 used the back of his head to knock the ball off the post and over the goalkeeper’s head. Only two minutes later, Avery Heilbron ’18 scored his first collegiate goal off of a give and go with Lucas Pereira ’19. Pereira had an incredible game himself, leading in assists. Husson managed to score at the end of the half when an attackman split two Colby defenders. In the second half, Garrett Dickey ’19 scored at 52:12 off a centering pass from David Howarth ’19 to score his first collegiate goal. Colby closed out the game with a last minute goal by Paul Hawkins ’21 against the outstretched Husson goalkeeper. By the end of the game, Colby had an incredible 14 shots on goal to Husson’s four. It was a successful game for Colby with impressive showings on all fronts.

After a decisive victory early in the week, Colby went to Wesleyan for a tight match. Both teams were 5-3-1 going into the game. Sophomore goalie Avery Gibson ’20 had an incredible game, making an astounding seven saves. In a testament to Colby’s defensive line, consisting of starters Chandler Smith ’18, Jack Lauderback ’20, Dickey, and Grady Jendzejec ’19, Colby has only let up one or fewer goals in nine of their past 10 games. The only exception was in a 2-2 tie against Connecticut College. Pereira, Dickey, and Douglas all had shots on goal for Colby that were saved by the Wesleyan goalie. Colby managed 14 shots to Wesleyan’s 22. The thrilling match ended in a deadlocked 0-0 tie in overtime.