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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 31, 2008
LEWISTON, Maine --- The Colby College men’s soccer team entered Friday with a chance to finish fourth in the league or miss out on the eight-team New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs. The Mules lost a difficult 2-1 decision to Bates College and will not play in the conference playoffs.
Colby ends the season at 7-6-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the league. Bates (9-5, 4-5) earns the fifth seed and will travel to Bates for a noon quarterfinal game Sunday.
Candido Bousquet scored with 9:52 to play to lift the Bobcats to the victory. Bousquet (Mountainside, N.J.) scored after junior Jonathan LoBozzo's (New Gloucester, Maine) corner kick found sophomore Patrick King (Gorham, Maine) near Colby's right goal post. King sent the ball out to Bousquet in front of the penalty area, and the first-year forward hit the game-winner past Colby goalie Dan Marden (Londonderry, N.H.).
Colby took a 1-0 lead with 36:48 left to play in regulation when senior Logan King (Hingham, Mass.) found sophomore Nate Seiberling (Sharon, Mass.) in the box in front of the Bates goal and Seiberling put it past Bates first-year goalie Greg Watts (West Chester, Pa.).
Bates evened the game at 1-1 with 14:03 left to play when King flicked a pass behind his back to junior Patrick Jackson (Durham, N.H.), who scored inside the near right post for his team-high ninth goal this season.
Marden made four saves for the Mules, while Watts made three for the Bobcats.