Hartford, Conn. – For the fourth straight NESCAC contest, the Trinity College men’s soccer program fought a close battle, but was unable to find the back of the net, falling to Middlebury 3-0 Saturday afternoon. The Bantams (1-11, 0-8 NESCAC) kept it a 1-0 deficit through the opening 50 minutes, but allowed two late goals, giving the Panthers (7-1-5, 3-1-4 NESCAC) its first league win of the month.
Sophomore Everett Lyons (Southport, Conn.) played a solid game in net for the visitors, allowing three goals but making six saves in the setback. The sophomore has started every game in the month of October, being forced to make six saves or greater in every contest.
Middlebury got the scoring started in the first half, making it 1-0 in the 29th minute. Sophomore Michael McFarlane (Suffield, Conn.) registered his first collegiate goal on a corner, helping the Panthers take a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Senior Henry Wilhelm (Shaker Heights, Ohio) doubled the lead in the second half on a feed from junior Brandon Reid (Kingston, Jamaica) in the 54th minute, and Reid scored an unassisted goal of his own in the final three minutes of the contest to close out the game.
The Bantams will take on Western Connecticut State in its final non-conference action of the season, traveling to the home of the Pioneers on Tuesday, October 22. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.