Men's soccer has good first half in loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 19, 2009
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Nate Seiberling

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --- Colby College's Nate Seiberling scored to forge a 1-1 tie at halftime only to see Wesleyan University score three unanswered goals in the second half for a 4-1 win in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's soccer Saturday.

The Cardinals (2-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 NESCAC) had gone up 1-0 just 5:25 into the game when Keisuke Yamashita tallied after receiving a pass from Nick Whipple over Colby's defense.

Seiberling got the equalizer at 17:52 when his long shot from outside left curled just inside the far post. The Mules had an 8-6 advantage in shots and corner kicks were tied at 1-1 in the opening half.

The Cardinals scored three goals in a span of about 13 minutes to put the game away. Jory Kahan had a diving header at 58:14 for the game-winning goal. Whipple made it 3-1 on a play that started off a corner kick, while Mark Murphy got the final goal at 71:49.

Colby (0-2-1, 0-2) will play host to Husson College on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Wesleyan 4, Colby 1

Colby                     1#0----1

Wesleyan            1#3----4

1st half

W: Keisuke Yamashita (Nick Whipple), 5:25

C: Nate Seiberling, 17:52

2nd half

W: Jory Kahan (Asante Brooks), 58:14

W: Nick Whipple (Jory Kahan, Mark Murphy), 60:52

W: Mark Murphy (Rory O'Neill), 71:49

                Shots: Colby 12, Wesleyan 18. Corner kicks: Colby 2, Wesleyan 7. Goalies: Dan Marden (Colby, 90:00, 4 GA, 7 saves); Adam Purdy (Wesleyan, 80:00, 1 GA, 4 saves) and Nigel Stacey (Wesleyan, 10:00, 0 GA, 1 save).


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