Waterville, Maine - The Colby Men's Soccer team took it down to the wire, but a late goal by Ethan Fabricant runs the Mules' win streak to three with a 2-1 victory over Gordon College.
After spending the entire season playing with inclimate weather, the fans at the Soccer Field on the campus of Colby College were finally met with some sunshine. Rain or shine, it seems the Mules come to play. Gordon struck first at the 27 minute mark on a shot from Noah Craig from the top right corner of the box. Colby's defense stiffened up and the ball lived in Gordon's half for the majority of the remaining minutes. While the defense was holding up their end with posession and clearing, the offense stepped up its charge to pepper the box and create opportunities. It wasn't until the 41st minute that the Mules knotted the score, shot by Dexter Kalderon (pictured) off a rebound in close.
Gordon's keeper Brody Veleber played well, tallying six total saves while under constant presure. As the minutes were winding down, it looked like Colby's leading scorer, Ethan Fabricant, would make sure the game ended at regulation. Fabricant took a centering pass, gathered and turned quick with a shot over the hands of Veleber only to have it clang off the crossbar. As much as Colby's offense was pressing to hit the next tally, the Gordon defense pressed back. Finally, with under two minutes to play, Fabricant made good on his last opportunity and scored the game winning goal with 1:46 to play.
The Mules next play this coming Saturday at Tufts University.
(Photos courtesy of Calvin Wetmore '20)