MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Middlebury College got back on track Wednesday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Plymouth State University in non-conference men's soccer action.
Junior Carson Cornbrooks (Williston, Vt.) opened the scoring just 1:32 into the game as he one-touched a great crossing pass on the right side from senior Colin Nangle (Westport, Conn.). Cornbrooks struck again with his third of the season at 17:46, giving Middlebury a 2-0 advantage. Freshman Ethan Galiette (Avon, Conn.) made a similar crossing pass, as Cornbrooks received the ball on the left side and slid a shot past Plymouth State keeper Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden).
Middlebury threatened again in the 39th minute, but Ohlsson got a piece of a Jake Edwards (Easton, Conn.) shot, before it hit the crossbar. Plymouth State's best chance of the half came shortly after, as freshman Aly El Tambouly (Cairo, Egypt) let a shot go that was denied by a one-handed diving save by Tim Cahill (Glastonbury, Conn.)
The home team had a golden opportunity just 23 seconds into the second half, but a penalty shot by senior Nolan Lincoln (East Thetford, Vt.) was saved to his left by a diving Ohlsson. Just seconds after coming off the bench in the 68th minute, senior Stephen Hart (Park City, Utah) sent sophomore Tyler Macnee (Williston, Vt.) in all alone as he notched his second goal of the season to make it a 3-0 game.
Plymouth State had another scoring chance in the 71st minute as senior Semir Mehmedovic (Zvornik, Bosnia/Franklin, N.H.) gained some breathing room in a one-on-one situation breaking to the goal. He quickly fired a shot to the short side, but Cahill was there to deny him with a diving stop. Middlebury had a breakaway of its own in the 83rd minute, but junior Taylor Wilkins (South Burlington, Vt.) was stopped by Ohlsson, who finished the game with eight saves. Cahill made five stops for the Panthers to earn his third shutout of the season.
Middlebury, 3-2-1, will host Colby College this Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. game, while PSU (5-4) will host Western Connecticut State University on Saturday in a Little East Conference affair at 1:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Middlebury Sports Information)
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