Men's Soccer Settles For Tie With Colby

October 3, 2009

Middlebury and Colby played 110 minutes of soccer, but that wasn't enough to determine a winner, as the team settled for a 1-1 tie at Middlebury. The Panthers move to 4-4-2 overall (1-1-2 NESCAC), while the Mules improve to 1-5-2 (0-4-1 NESCAC).

Middlebury had a pair of quality chances to score in the first half, but could not find the back of the net. Carson Cornbrooks had an open look in the 31st minute, but his blast from 22 yards out sailed just over the crossbar. Just five minutes later, Jake Edwards saw his shot from the left side turned away by a nice save from Colby's Dan Marden.

The chances continued to come for Middlebury in the second half, as they outshot Colby 13-6 on the afternoon. Colby broke onto the board first at 66:05, as Donny Macmaster fed Duy Lyford for a quick one-touch that hit the cross bar and went into the net. Edwards saw a great crossing pass go untouched in the 62nd minute, while the same happened to Adam Batista in the 81st. Between those two scoring opportunities, the Panthers took advantage of a corner kick at the 79:43 mark. Edwards served a great ball to Rob Cole, as the rookie converted with a header for his first collegiate goal to tie the game at 1-1.

Cornbrooks had a shot to win it for the Panthers with six minutes left, but his header off an Otis Pitney cross was saved by Marden. Middlebury had some opportunities in each overtime period, but could not take advantage as they settled for a 1-1 tie. Marden ended the day with seven saves, while Middlebury's Tim Cahill made a pair.

Colby (1-5-1) vs. Middlebury (4-2-2)
Date: Oct 03, 2009 Attendance: 255

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Colby............... 0 1 0 0 - 1
Middlebury.......... 0 1 0 0 - 1

1. 66:05 COL Duy Lyford (Donny Macmaster)
2. 79:43 MIDMS Rob Cole (Jake Edwards)

Shots: Colby 6, Middlebury 13
Saves: Colby 7 (Dan Marden 7), Middlebury 2 (Tim Cahill 2)