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September 7, 2013

Men’s Soccer falls to Colby-Sawyer in season debut

Whipple makes six stops in goal for Panthers

            NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College men's soccer team scored a goal in each half on Saturday afternoon en route to a 2-0 victory over Plymouth State University. Colby-Sawyer improves to 2-1, while the Panthers fall to 0-1.

            Freshman Andrew Clothier (Matamata, New Zealand) put the home team ahead in the 29th minute when he scored off his own rebound. His first shot attempt was saved by Panthers keeper Sam Whipple (Kingston, N.H.), but the ball bounced right back to Clothier who deposited the ball into the net. The goal was his first with Colby-Sawyer.

            Plymouth held a 16-7 edge in shots in the first half, but trailed 1-0.

            The Chargers went in front 2-0 in the 52nd minute on Alex Ortega's (Milton, Vt.) first goal of the season. Clothier took the initial shot, but the keeper deflected the ball away. Fortunately for the Chargers, Ortega was waiting and he scored into the open net.

            Colby-Sawyer junior goalie Nick Austin (Westerly, R.I.) made nine saves in his first shutout of the season. Whipple had six stops in the loss for Plymouth.

            Colby-Sawyer will host Clark on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., while Plymouth will play at Bridgewater State Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)

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