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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 25, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men’s soccer team continued to surge at the right time of the season with a 3-1 victory over Bowdoin College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.
The Mules, now 7-5-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the league, are 2-0-1 in conference play in the last eight days. Bowdoin falls to 6-5 overall and 4-4 in the league. Colby’s eight seniors played their final regular season home game and made it memorable.
Colby led 1-0 at halftime after Scott Brown (Trumbull, Conn.) tallied about 30 minutes into the first half. Todd Boertzel (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) had a long throw-in flicked on by co-captain Tom Milaschewski (Beverly, Mass.) to Brown, who had a left-footed strike for the goal.
The Mules made it 2-0 at 52:42 of the second half when Logan King (Hingham, Mass.) had a bending direct kick go off the bar and in.
Bowdoin bounced back at 64:55 when Ben Denton-Schneider (San Rafael, Calif.) won a battle in the box with some Colby defenders and scored off an assist from Eddie Jones (Scarborough, Maine).
The Polar Bears had a defensive miscue on Colby’s final goal at 74:18. First-year forward Josh Lyvers (Harvard, Mass.) took advantage and went in on a breakaway for his team-best seventh goal of the season.
Dan Marden (Londonderry, N.H.), the NESCAC Player of the Week for posting two league shutouts last weekend, had five saves for Colby. Dan Hicks (New York, N.Y.) made three stops for the Polar Bears, who had a 17-11 shot advantage.
Colby 3, Bowdoin 1
C: Scott Brown (Todd Boertzel, Tom Milaschewski), 30:00
C: Logan King, 52:42
B: Ben Denton-Schneider (Eddie Jones), 64:55
C: Josh Lyvers, 74:18
Shots: Bowdoin 17, Colby 9. Corner kicks: Bowdoin 2, Colby 4. Goalies: Dan Hicks (Bowdoin, 90:00, 3 GA, 3 saves); Dan Marden (Colby, 90:00, 1 GA, 5 saves).