Men's soccer at 3-1-1 after beating USM

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 26, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's soccer team continue to dominate in the second half with both goals in the final 45 minutes in earning a 2-0 non-conference victory over University of Southern Maine on Wednesday.

The Mules (3-1-1) have outscored the opponent by an 8-1 margin in the second half of games this year. The opponent has a 5-4 scoring edge over Colby in the first half.

Junior midfielder Todd Boertzel (Mountain Lakes, N.J.), the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for last week, added two more assists. Boertzel led NCAA Division III in assists per game (1.25) at the start of the week and now has one goal and seven assists in five games.

After the scoreless first half, senior Adam Curatolo (Bayside, N.Y.) got his second goal of the season after a Boertzel corner kick at 66:02.

Boertzel started the play on the second goal as well with a cross that was flicked on by Scott Brown (Trumbull, Conn.) to co-captain Will Kinder (Wilbraham, Mass.), who also got his second goal of the year. Kinder's goal at 83:45 gave the Mules some late breathing room despite a 24-6 advantage in shots.

Colby goalkeeper Dan Marden (Londonderry, N.H.) earned his second straight shutout with one save. David Kreps (Agawam, Mass.) was credited with four saves for the Huskies (5-3-1).

Colby plays at unbeaten Middlebury College (5-0) on Saturday at noon. Southern Maine entertains Plymouth State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Colby 2, Southern Maine 0

Southern Maine 0#0----0

Colby                0#2----2


2nd half

Colby: Adam Curatolo (Todd Boertzel), 66:02

Colby: Will Kinder (Scott Brown, Todd Boertzel), 83:45

Shots: Southern Maine 6, Colby 24. Corner kicks: Southern Maine 2, Colby 6. Goalies: David Kreps (Southern Maine, 90 minutes, 2 GA, 4 saves);  Dan Marden (Colby, 90 minutes, 0 GA, 1 save).

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