Men's soccer earns 1-1 tie with Middlebury

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 3, 2009
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Duy Lyford

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Duy Lyford scored the biggest goal of his collegiate career and Dan Marden did the job in goal as the Colby College men's soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Middlebury College on Saturday.

The Mules move to 1-5-2 overall and 0-4-1 in New England Small College Athletic Conference play. Middlebury is 4-4-2 overall and 1-1-2 in conference play.

"In the world of ties, that was a great one," Colby head coach Mark Serdjenian said. "They had a big crowd on hand with their Family Weekend and it was a great atmosphere to play in."

Colby nearly pulled out the victory after Lyford took a cross from Donny MacMaster and had his shot go inside the far post at 66:05. MacMaster picked up his second assist of the season.

The Panthers tied the game at 1-1 on a corner kick when Rob Cole headed in a shot off the pass from Jake Edwards with 10:17 left in regulation.

"I'm not sure what the statistics look like for overtime, but both teams came out and continued to attack. Nobody bunkered down at all," Serdjenian said.

Marden made a couple nice saves during the game, including a stop with about six minutes left in regulation on a header by Middlebury's Carson Cornbrooks. Tim Cahill, the Panthers' goalie, stopped just two shots.

Middlebury had a 13-6 advantage in shots and a 7-4 edge in corner kicks. The Panthers had just a 1-0 margin in shots during the overtime periods.

The Mules play at Maine-Farmington at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Colby 1, Middlebury 1, OT

Colby                     0#1#0#0---1

Middlebury        0#1#0#0---1

2nd half

C: Duy Lyford (Donny MacMaster), 66:05

M: Rob Cole (Jake Edwards), 79:43

                Shots: Colby 6, Middlebury 13. Corner kicks: Colby 4, Middlebury 7. Goalies: Dan Marden (Colby, 110:00, 1 GA, 7 saves); Tim Cahill (Middlebury, 110:00, 1 GA, 2 saves).





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