NEW LONDON, Conn.—Connecticut College senior All-American midfielder Pat Devlin of Washington Crossing, Pa. scored a goal in each half to lead the Camels in a 3-1 victory against Colby College Sunday.
The Camels improved their record to 5-2 with the win while evening their mark at 2-2 in the NESCAC. The Mules fell to 2-4-1 and are 1-2-1 in conference action.
Sophomore Christian Murphy (Newport News, Va.) chipped in with a goal and an assist for the winning side.
The Camels jumped on top early when Murphy put in a header on a nice cross from Ousmane Dieng (Brookly, N.Y.) just 35 seconds into regulation. In the 30th minute, the Camels extended their lead when Devlin unloaded with a 35 yard blast that found the back of the net. The Camels built a 3-0 lead in the 61st minute of play. Murphy won a battled for the ball at the goal line and delivered a cross to Devlin on the right side. The senior All-American knocked in his team-leading seventh goal of the season for the hosts.
Senior Brandon Fahlberg (Lowell, Mass.) nearly got one back in the 63rd minute of action but his free kick was saved by Connecticut College senior keeper Mark Cameron (Bethesda, Md.).
Colby College finally got on the board in the 78th minute when sophomore David Howarth (Cinnaminson, N.J.) buried a penalty kick for the Mules.
But Connecticut College was able to keep the visitors off the scoreboard for the remainder of the afternoon to hold on for the 3-1 victory.
Avery Gibson (Natick, Mass.) made one save in the setback for the visitors while Cameron finished with three stops for the Camels.
Connecticut College will host Williams College on October 1st at 12:00pm.