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In evenly matched game, men's soccer falls in tough league contest

WATERVILLE, Maine -- In an evenly matched game, Bowdoin College's Luke Lockwood scored with 12:35 left in the contest and the goal stood up in a 1-0 victory over Colby College in NESCAC men's soccer Tuesday.
 
The Polar Bears improve to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the league, while Colby falls to 5-4-2 and 2-3-2 in conference play.
 
Game highlights
* The winning goal came as a surprise because Lockwood was at a bad angle on the left side and may have been trying to cross the ball. However, the cross was struck well and stayed low to the ground. Colby goalkeeper Dan Carlson went to the ground to try and smother the ball, but the deflection went into the goal.
 
* Both goalkeepers came up with some big saves in the game. Colby's best chance to score came off the foot of Colin Sullivan with 25:55 left in the second half. Jeff Rosenberg won a ball near the left end line and quickly crossed the ball to Sullivan, who nailed a one-timer that was stopped by Dan Kingston with some quick reflexes. 
 
* Just a few minutes before Lockwood's goal, Alex Chaban had a low shot that Carlson had to dive to his left to stop.
 
By the numbers
* Kingston finished with eight saves, while Carlson stopped four shots.
 
* The Mules had a 12-9 shot advantage, but both teams had six corner kicks.
 
Next up
* Colby heads to Amherst for a NESCAC game Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
 
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