Men's soccer takes reigning national champs to the wire, fall in OT

MEDFORD, Mass. -- A rare penalty kick in overtime was the only thing that could stop the Colby College men's soccer team in a 1-0 loss to top-ranked and defending national champion Tufts University on Saturday.

The Mules (0-1-0 overall) had a big effort from its defense, holding the Jumbos to just three shots on goal. 
 
Game highlights
* The Jumbos had 12 total shots in the game, but only three were on goal. Colby goalkeeper Stanley Clarke stopped two shots and allowed the penalty kick goal.
 
* Colby's had success against the Jumbos for the second straight year. The two teams tied 1-1 in Waterville last year.
 
* Avery Heilbron and Garrett Dickey both had two shots for the Mules. Lucas Pereira and Jeff Rosenberg had the other shots. Heilbron's shot in the 17th minute from the top of the box forced a diving save.
 
* Tufts goalkeeper Conner Mieth had three saves for the shutout. The Jumbos also were credited with one team save.
 
* The Jumbos had four total shots in the 7:01 of overtime. Conor Coleman hit his penalty kick to the upper right corner. Clarke guessed correctly on the shot, but Coleman had enough pace on his kick. Tufts received the penalty kick after Kevin Halliday was taken down in the box.
 
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