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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 24, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's soccer team will keep the Elm City Bowl trophy after posting a 5-0 victory over Thomas College on Wednesday in non-conference play at Thomas in a battle between the two Waterville colleges.
Logan King and Mike Butler each had one goal and one assist to lead the Mules (6-5-2). Butler opened the scoring at 4:58 when he drilled in a penalty kick.
Colby made it 3-0 at halftime on goals by Scott Brown and co-captain Will Kinder. Brown tallied at 11:29 off assists from Todd Boertzel and King, while Kinder got his goal at 29:45 from Adam Curatolo. Boertzel picked up his ninth assist of the season.
King scored his team-best sixth goal of the year at 55:45 off a pass from Tyler Plourde. Ben Wakana finished the scoring with about 20 minutes remaining off an assist from Butler.
Doug Sibor and Zak Starr combined for four saves in sharing the shutout. Colby had a 32-9 advantage in shots.
The Mules play their final regular season game Saturday at home against Bates College at 1:30 p.m. The Mules need to win and have Tufts University lose at Connecticut College to earn a New England Small College Athletic Conference playoff bid. If Tufts ties the Camels and Colby wins, the two teams would flip a coin to see who gets the seventh and final NESCAC playoff spot.
Colby 5, Thomas 0
C: Mike Butler -- penalty kick, 4:58
C: Scott Brown (Todd Boertzel, Logan King), 11:29
C: Will Kinder (Adam Curatolo), 29:45
C: Logan King (Tyler Plourde), 55:45
C: Ben Wakana (Mike Butler), 69:30
Shots: Colby 34, Thomas 9. Corner kicks: Colby 7, Thomas 4. Goalies: Doug Sibor (Colby, 45 minutes, 0 GA, 2 saves) and Zak Starr (Colby, 45 minutes, 0 GA, 2 saves); Russell Beckwith (Thomas, 45 minutes, 3 GA, 9 saves) and Keegan Curtin (Thomas, 45 minutes, 2 GA, 10 saves).