NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman Justin Miranda (Winchester, Mass.) netted his second marker of the season as the Connecticut College men's soccer team remained undefeated by earning a 1-0 win over Hamilton on Saturday afternoon at Freeman Field.
Connecticut College (5-0-2, NESCAC 2-0-2) applied pressure throughout the opening frame by unleashing seven shots and earning four corner kick opportunities. Shortly after sophomore Matt Butera (Westfield, Mass.) sent a cross in from the right side, Miranda collected a loose ball at the top of the box and sent a rocket past goalkeeper Linds Cadwell to provide all the scoring the Camels would need.
Even though the hosts were outshot in the second half, freshman A.J. Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) came up with several key saves while also breaking up several other crosses and scoring opportunities by the Continentals to keep them at bay. The Camels' netminder finished with four saves over the last 45 minutes, which included one in the last minute of regulation, to allow the hosts to earn their second straight shutout victory.
Marcucci earned the win between the pipes by making five stops for Connecticut College, as the Camels finished with an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks and a 14-11 edge in total shots. Cadwell of Hamilton (3-3-1, NESCAC 1-3) turned away four shots in the losing effort.
Connecticut College will put its unbeaten streak on the line when it concludes a three-match homestand against Trinity on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4:00 p.m.