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Solid scoring chances for men's soccer in setback

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Colby College men's soccer team had nine of 13 shots on goal and some good scoring chances, but Bowdoin College kept the Mules off the scoreboard in a 1-0 win on Tuesday.

Colby drops to 6-4-2 overall and 3-3-2 in the NESCAC, while Bowdoin is 10-3 and is in second place in the league at 6-2.

Game highlights

* The first promising look for either team came at 11:11 when Cam Clouse hurled a long throw-in from the left side. Jansen Aoyama's header skidded just over the crossbar and out of play.

* Jack Shultz provided the game’s only goal in the 38th minute. Drake Byrd controlled the ball low on the left side and crossed to Shultz on the back post.

* The Mules ramped up pressure in the second half, forcing Stevie Van Siclen to make six saves in the final 45 minutes. Van Siclen’s first point-blank challenge came off the foot of Evan Dwyer. Van Siclen dove to his right to make the save.

* Van Siclen made three consecutive saves, making an initial stop and then denying a pair of rebounds, with less than 20 minutes remaining.

* With 8:30 left on the clock, Jake Stenquist made a goal line save on a shot by Ryan Lauderback.

By the numbers

Colby goalkeeper Avery Gibson made seven saves.

* Van Siclen ended the day with nine stops.

* Both teams took 13 shots, while Bowdoin held a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.

Next on the schedule

* The Mules head to Hamilton on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. game. The Mules close out the regular season next Wednesday against Bates in a 3 p.m. home game.