Connecticut College 9 Mitchell College 0 Lockwood, Balbontin & Manoogian Lead Camels in Offensive Uprising

Connecticut College 9 Mitchell College 0 Lockwood, Balbontin & Manoogian Lead Camels in Offensive Uprising

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore Chris Lockwood (Glastonbury, Conn.) netted a pair of first half goals while classmate Ben Manoogian (Peabody, Mass.) and rookie forward Manny Balbontin (New York, N.Y.) each contributed with a pair of scores in the second stanza to lead the Connecticut College men's soccer team in a 9-0 blanking of Mitchell College on Harkness Field at Tempel Green Tuesday afternoon.

Senior All-America Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.) and junior Graham Koval (Crested Butte, Colo.) both chipped in with a goal and an assist for the winning side. Sophomore striker Michael Milhollen (Foxboro, Mass.) contributed with a score for the hosts. 

Michael Milhollen (Foxboro, Mass.) contributed with a score for Head Coach Kenny Murphy's Camels (1-0), who enjoyed a 45-to-5 advantage in shots over the Mariners (0-2).  Junior back Brooks Clark (Boxford, Mass.) dished out three assists while classmate Ousmane Dieng (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Freddie Yao (San Francisco, Calif.) both finished with two.

Senior keeper Mark Cameron (Bethesda, Md.) stopped two shots en route to the blanking for the Camels.

Romer Ochoa (Uncasville, Conn.) made six stops in the first half of play for the visitors. Rookie net-minder Seth Strader (Preston, Conn.) had eight saves in relief duty for Mitchell.

Clark set up the first goal in the 12th minute of play when he unloaded with a blast from 20 yards out. Ochoa was able to get his hands on it but Lockwood pounced on the rebound and knocked in the difference making score.  In the 35th minute of play, Lockwood tacked on his second score of the half. Devlin delivered a lead pass to Christian Murphy (Newport News, Va.) who connected with Lockwood in the box for a score. 

Yao was the facilitator on Milhollen's first collegiate score in the 38th minute that vaulted the hosts out to a 3-0 lead at the break. In the second half, the Camels broke the game wide open, exploding with four goals in a span of 8:13. The hosts continued to pull away for the 9-0 victory.

Both teams will return to action Saturday. Mitchell visits Worcester State for a 12:00 p.m. game in Central Massachusetts. The Camels open conference play here in New London with a 2:00 p.m. game against Middlebury College.