Waterville, Maine - The Colby College Men's Soccer team fought back with four minutes to play in regulation to tie the game and end the contest tied with Williams College in a NESCAC match. Colby moves to 5-4-1 while the Ephs even out at 3-3-3.
Williams jumped out to an early lead at the 17th minute when Jamie Holland scored unassisted off a throw in from the side. The Ephs kept the pressure on, but Colby's defenders were gritty and tenacious and kept the Mules in the game. Goal keeper Stanley Clarke had 10 saves for the Mules, with seven coming in the second half. "I'm very proud of the character and effort shown by the entire team today," said head coach Ewan Seabrook.
As Williams went into preservation mode, Colby took the momentum and continuously battled for the ball, creating opportunities late. Ethan Fabricant scored the equalizer with four minutes remaining off an assist from Colin Sullivan, and the Homecoming crowd was electric. "I'm very proud of the character and effort shown by the entire team today," said Seabrook. He continued "the way we rallied to find the equalizer was what our program is all about. That response was built in training this week. Ethan Fabricant scores that type of goal in practice every day. We just need to provide the good service and he has the ability to put them away. "
Everyone was sure the energy would carry into overtime, but neither team could put much on net (one shot on goal combined) and the game ended knotted at one. "Asa Berolzheimer (photo) was a true senior role model in center midfield," reflected Seabrook. "I was impressed with how Josh Rubin, Dexter Kalderon and Paul Hawkins came in to the game at critical moments and provided the spark we needed."
Colby is back in action Tuesday when they travel to the University of New England for a 7:00 PM match.