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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 21, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Daniel Kiernan (Brookline, Mass.) scored on a direct kick in the first half and that goal proved to be the game-winning score as the Colby College men's soccer team took a 2-0 win over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.
Colby (5-5-2) will make the NESCAC playoffs with a victory at Bates next Saturday. With seven teams making the playoffs, Bates stands in sixth place at 3-4-1 in the league and Colby and Tufts are tied for seventh place at 2-5-1. If the three teams end up in a tie at 3-5-1 (Tufts hosts Connecticut College in its final regular season game), than Colby and Tufts would both advance because the teams would have each beaten Bates.
Kiernan, an All-New England defender a year ago, got his first goal of the season. The Mules added an insurance goal in the second half when Jim Pilgrim (Baltimore, Md.) tallied off an assist from Todd Boertzel (Mountain Lakes, N.H.).
Josh Kahane (Newton, Mass.) earned the shutout with four saves. Ted Lane (Portland, Ore.) also had four stops for the Camels (4-7-1, 1-7).
Colby 2, Connecticut College 0
Conn College 0#0---0
Scoring: 1: Colby: Daniel Kiernan, 8:57;2: Colby: Jim Pilgrim (Todd Boertzel), 60:39
Shots: Connecticut College 7, Colby 9. Corner kicks: Connecticut College 3, Colby 7. Goalies: Ted Lane (Conn, 90 minutes, 4 saves); Josh Kahane (Colby, 90 minutes, 4 saves).