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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 10, 2009
SOMERVILLE, Mass. --- The Colby College men's soccer team crashed the party for the second straight Saturday after taking a 3-2 overtime win over Tufts University during the Jumbos' homecoming Saturday.
The Mules took a 1-1 tie last Saturday at Middlebury during the Panthers' homecoming.
Nick Aubin picked a perfect time to score his first two New England Small College Athletic Conference goals, including the second of the game just 3:28 into overtime to give the Mules a very important victory.
Colby (2-5-2 overall) moved to 1-4-1 in NESCAC play and is all alone in eighth place in the league standings. The top eight teams in the conference will make the playoffs. The Mules are battling Tufts (0-4-1 league) and Bates College (0-4-1) for the final spot at this point and now have a head-to-head tiebreaker edge over the Jumbos.
Aubin, a first-year player, leads Colby with three goals this season. Nate Seiberling had the assist on the golden goal in overtime. Aubin had given the Mules a 1-0 lead at halftime when he scored with 4:24 to the break on a breakaway after receiving a pass from Josh Lyvers.
Tufts (1-6-2 overall) tallied at 61:52 when a free kick by Naji Muakkassa got by a group and was hammered home by Matt Blumenthal.
Lyvers got his first goal of the season for Colby with 10:51 left in regulation on an unassisted play.
The Jumbos got an unassisted goal of their own with just 1:49 to play in regulation when Bear Duker sent the game to overtime.
Dan Marden made two saves in goal for the Mules, who get the week off before hosting Amherst College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Colby 3, Tufts 2, OT
Colby............... 1 1 1 - 3
Tufts............... 0 2 0 - 2
1. 40:36 COLMS09 Nick Aubin (Josh Lyvers)
2. 61:52 TUF Matt Blumenthal (Naji Muakkassa)
3. 79:09 COLMS09 Josh Lyvers (unassisted)
4. 88:11 TUF Bear Duker (unassisted)
5. 93:28 COLMS09 Nick Aubin (Nate Seiberling)
Shots: Colby 13, Tufts 12; Saves: Colby 2 (Dan Marden 2), Tufts 5 (Pat Tonelli 5)