WATERVILLE, Maine – Fresh off of their double-overtime victory over Maine Maritime Academy last Wednesday, the Mules returned to conference play against the visiting Trinity Bantams. The sky broke as the game started and it rained intermittently throughout play, but the weather could not douse the Mules' hot start. Colby never let up and earned a 4-1 victory for their first conference win of the season.
Although play started evenly as both teams settled into the pace of the game, Colby ended up dominating first half play. The Mules outshot the Bantams 7-2 and earned five corner kicks to Trinity's one. The consistent pressure paid off when Ethan Fabricant scored his third goal of the season off of a feed from Sam Wilson to give Colby an early 1-0 lead. Solid defense and a save by sophomore goalkeeper Matt Morin kept Trinity scoreless through half.
Fabricant kept pressing in the second half, giving the Mules a 2-0 lead after he beat the Bantam's goalie to a loose ball before scoring easily on an empty net. Trinity answered almost immediately when Alex Guglielmo scored just 30 seconds later, but could never gain momentum. Although both teams managed five shots in the second half, Colby's physical play and resilient attack kept Trinity on its heels. After a brief scoring drought, senior captain Asa Berolzheimer added to Colby's lead burying a pass from Dexter Kalderon to put the Mules up 3-1. Just a minute later Ryan Seaman secured the win for Colby with a free kick into the upper left corner of the net.
Colby's 4-1 victory moves the team to 3-1 on the season. The Mules next host the Gordon Fighting Scots on Tuesday at 4:00 PM (EST).