GORHAM, Maine --- Chris Pratt, Keith Chernin, Nick Aubin, and Gray Louis all had one goal and one assist as the Colby College men's soccer team overcame a slow start on the way to a 7-1 non-conference win over University of Southern Maine on Wednesday.
Colby, which has scored 14 goals in the past two games, moves to 2-2-2 overall heading into Saturday's 1:30 p.m. home game with Trinity College.
The game was far from easy in the opening half, with the Huskies taking a 1-0 lead at 14:27 when Mazen Aljari scored on a 10-yard shot.
Colby defender Jonathan Sommer may have scored the most important goal of the game at 28:30 to get the Mules deadlocked at one. He came forward for a direct kick from Andrew Meisel and headed in a cross.
Matt Ayers scored his second goal of the game and gave the Mules momentum heading into the second half when he tallied with just 21 seconds to intermission. He took a pass from Chernin and scored the game-winning goal from 12 yards out.
The game stayed close until Pratt made it 3-1 at 62:50 on a header off a cross from the right side by Andrew Woonton. Just 40 seconds later, Colby broke the game open when Chernin scored off a cross from Grey Benjamin.
Charlie Dupee added his team-leading third goal of the season at 70:01 from Pratt for a 5-1 margin. Louis scored his first collegiate goal from Aubin at 81:01 and then returned the favor at 82:48 when Aubin scored the final goal.
Colby goalkeeper Cody Funkhouser stopped one shot in 71:08 and Oliver Fornell played the final 18:52 and made one save.
Colby 7, Southern Maine 1
Colby............... 2 5 - 7
Southern Maine...... 1 0 - 1
1. 14:27 USM Mazen Aljari (Luke Pugsley)
2. 28:30 Colby Jonathan Sommer (Andrew Meisel)
3. 44:39 Colby Matt Ayers (Keith Chernin)
4. 62:50 Colby Chris Pratt (Andrew Woonton)
5. 63:30 Colby Keith Chernin (Grey Benjamin)
6. 70:01 Colby Charlie Dupee (Chris Pratt)
7. 81:01 Colby Gray Louis (Nick Aubin)
8. 82:48 Colby Nick Aubin (Gray Louis)
Shots: Colby 15, Southern Maine 5. Saves: Colby 2 (Cody Funkhouser, 71:08, 1 GA, 1 save; Oliver Fornell, 18:52, 0 GA, 1 save), Southern Maine 1
(Jeremy Turner, 75:32, 5 GA, 1 save; Korey Mulherin, 14:28, 2 GA, 0 saves).