Trinity Men's Soccer Downed by Colby in NESCAC Action

Mateo Zabala '18
Mateo Zabala '18

Waterville, Maine - The Trinity College men's soccer team fell, 2-0, to the Colby College Mules on Saturday afternoon in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchup in Waterville, Maine. The Bantams fall to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in conference action while the Mules improve to 3-2-1 on the year and 1-2-1 in league play. Trinity returns to action on Tuesday for a NESCAC battle in New London against Connecticut College. 

The Bantams had a 9-8 edge in shots and an 8-6 margin in corner kicks but Colby converted a pair of opportunities, both in the first half, to come away with the 2-0 victory. The Mules scored first when Lucas Pereira (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) found Jansen Aoyama (Narbeth, Pa.) streaking towards the net for a one-timer to the left corner of the net at the 28:10 mark. 

The Mules scored with just 4:20 left in the half when a Jacob Tower (Bellevue, Wash.) cross from deep on the right side was volleyed in by Evan Dwyer on a one-timer from near the penalty mark spot. Dwyer, with a defender on him, hit the volley with his right foot to give the hosts a 2-0 advantage.

Trinity senior tri-captain Cody Savonen (Orleans, Mass.) recorded the lone Bantam shot on net as Colby goaltender Avery Gibson (West Chester, Pa.) needed to make just one save in the shutout. Trinity senior tri-captain Mateo Zabala (Medellin, Colombia) turned aside three shots on the afternoon, despite being saddled with the loss.