Men's soccer has weekend split

HARTFORD, Conn. --  The Colby College men's soccer team got a second chance on a throw-in with the clocking running down and Grady Jendzejec made the Mules a winner with just 37 seconds to play in overtime for a 2-1 win over Trinity College in NESCAC play Saturday.

Colby is 2-4-1 and 1-2-1 in the league after falling 3-1 at Connecticut College on Sunday.

"Credit to our guys for coming out and imposing themselves on the game at a difficult venue," Colby head coach Ewan Seabrook said. "We need to hold our focus at critical moments of the game,  but I was impressed with how we held our nerve under pressure and went on the front foot in the second overtime."


With time winding down in the second overtime, the Mules had a throw-in deep in Trinity's zone. Colby took the toss and the ball was knocked over the end line by the Mules. The official decided that the Mules had taken the throw-in too early and had the toss taken again.
The second long throw bounced through a group of players, but Kyle Douglas tracked the ball down as it was still bouncing and left-footed a cross to the middle of the goal. Jendzejec was running in and headed the ball into the net for the stunning goal.
Colby took a 1-0 lead at 21:50 of the first half on a goal by Aidan Black. Trinity goalie Domenic Quade and a defender had a slight miscommunication on a loose ball and the weak clear attempt went to Black for the score.
The Bantams did tie the game at 1-1 on a goal by Tobias Gimand with 7:12 remaining to intermission.
Trinity had a 17-7 shot advantage for the game. The Mules had five shots in the first half and then had only one shot in the second half and overtime until the goal. 
Avery Gibson stopped eight shots for his first league victory of his young career. In the second overtime, Gibson made a big save on Max Cottrell, who was about eight yards out and had a defender on him. Cottrell's hard shot was tipped away by Gibson for a corner.
In the Connecticut College game, David Howarth converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute.
Howarth was taken down in the penalty area and scored his first collegiate goal.

Connecticut College's Pat Devlin scored a goal in each half.  Christian Murphy added a goal off a header just 35 seconds into play. 

Colby senior Brandon Fahlberg nearly scored in the 63rd minute of action, but his free kick was saved by Connecticut College  keeper Mark Cameron.

Avery Gibson was credited with one save in goal for Colby.

After playing five straight road games, Colby next plays host to Middlebury College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.