Men’s soccer nets tie, victory on the road

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team netted a tie and a win on the road this past weekend to improve to 3-2-2 overall, 2-2-1 in NESCAC play.
The Panthers’ league record puts them in a knot of four teams at .500 behind Tufts and Connecticut College, both of whom are undefeated overall and 5-0 in league play. Middlebury will host Tufts this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
On this past Saturday Middlebury settled for a 1-1 tie at league rival Colby (3-3-2, 1-2-2 NESCAC). Middlebury took the lead at 21:48 of the first half on a Daniel O’Grady penalty kick. Colby’s Cam Cloude tied the game 10:32 into the second half.
In the first overtime Colby hit the crossbar, and Panther keeper Matthew Hyer (three saves) stopped Asa Berolzheimer’s bid on the rebound. In the second overtime Hyer tipped a Colby shot over the crossbar.
Middlebury held advantages in shots of 16-8 and of 13-2 in corner kicks. Colby goalie Dan Carlson made nine saves.
On Sunday the Panthers picked up a 6-0 win at host non-league foe Maine-Farmington (3-6-0). Brandon Reid and Ben Potter converted Drew Goulart assists in the first 21 minutes, and late in the half the Panthers stretch the lead to 4-0 on a Shams Mohajerani strike and a Maine-Farmington own goal.
In the second half Henry Wilhelm, by converting a Fazl Shaikh corner kick, and Brendan Barry added Panther scores. Maine-Farmington goalie Michael Pingree stopped two shots, while Hyer and Marco Kaper were untested in the Panther net.

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