Clinton, N.Y. - The Colby College Men's Soccer team fell to Hamilton College with less than one minute remaining in the second overtime, 1-0. The Mules fall to 4-4 while the Continentals net their second win on the season.
Despite the box score showing us the Continentals led in pressure situations (shots on goal 8-5 Hamilton, corners 8-7 Hamilton), anyone who watched the contest would tell you it was only a matter of time before Colby's pressure and box presence netted them a goal, and the game. The second half was dominated by the Mules, spending most of the period funneling ball after ball into the Continentals keeper box. Hamilton netminder Thomas Benson came away with five saves to eight from Colby's Matt Morin (pictured), but the press from forward and leading scorer Ethan Fabricant and others was evident. Still, Colby and Hamilton ended regulation with a 0-0 tie.
The same can be said about the first overtime.
And almost the second.
With less than a minute to play, Hamilton showed they were prepared to make the most of their opportunities and surges into Colby territory. At the 109-minute mark, the stalemate was broken by such an opportunity, and a Hamilton shot was deflected by a Mule defender and trickled its way across the line.
The Colby Men's Soccer team is familiar with this style of tough, even play. They stormed the NESCAC playoffs last season from the eighth seed to finish on top as the conference champions. This Mule team will reset and continue to claw ints way in and on top of every contest... and these types of games will prepare them for another playoff run.
Colby returns home for a midweek contest against Husson before they host Williams on Homecoming Weekend.
(photo courtesy of Calvin Wetmore '20)