Men's soccer holds off Maine-Farmington

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 9, 2007
FARMINGTON, Maine --- Mike Butler scored on a penalty kick for what proved to be the game-winning goal as the Colby College men's soccer team took a 2-1 win over University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday.

The Mules (4-4-1) opened the scoring and led 1-0 at halftime when Logan King booted in a direct kick at 17:08 of the first half.

The Mules were awarded a penalty kick at 55:19 and Butler converted for his first goal of the season.

Ryan Pelletier cut the lead in half for UMF (4-4-3) just 3:59 after Butler's score to make it 2-1. Colby, which had a 27-8 advantage in a shots, kept the Beavers off the scoreboard for the final 30 minutes.

Dan Marden made four saves in goal for Colby, which plays host to Amherst College at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Colby 2, Maine-Farmington 1

Colby 1#1----2

Me.-Farmington 0#1----1

1st half

17:08 COL Logan King (unassisted)

2nd half

55:19 COL Mike Butler (1) Penalty kick

59:18 UMF Ryan Pelletier (1) (Peter Doolittle)

Shots: Colby 27, Me.-Farmington 8; Saves: Colby 4 (Dan Marden 4), Me.-Farmington 12 (Brian Lemont 12)

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