NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomores Kirk Horton (San Francisco, Calif.) and Adam Glaser (Washington, D.C.) scored 6:22 apart in the second half to lead the Middlebury College men's soccer team to 2-0 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Panthers improved their record to 2-0-1 with a 1-0-1 mark in the NESCAC, while the Camels fell to 2-1 with a 0-1 record in conference action.
Greg Conrad (Peabody, Mass.) assisted on both markers. Greg Sydor (Madison, Conn.) corralled five of his six saves in the second half for the Panthers.
Austin DaCunha (Brookfield, Conn.) turned aside five shots for the Camels.
Horton opened the scoring 1:54 into the second stanza. Conrad collected a long throw in and dished the ball off to Horton who was able to beat DaCunha with a 15 yard blast to the far post.
In the 54th minute of action, the Panthers capitalized on a Camel miscue to extend their lead. Conrad was able to steal an outlet pass and play the ball ahead to Glaser, who unloaded with plenty of open netting in front of him from 10 yards out.
But the Camels rallied in the latter stages of the second half with some effective combinations and unselfish play.
Sydor came out near the 18 to thwart Kevin O'Brien's (Wellesley, Mass.) scoring bid with 18:19 to play. Moments later, Dillon Kerr (West Roxbury, Mass.) fired a 20 yard blast that was saved by Sydor.
The Camels had their best chance to cut into the lead when Kerr connected with Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.) and O'Brien with a pretty combination but Sydor was able to make a diving stab to deny the Camels.
The Panthers were able to hold on for the 2-0 victory.
Middlebury held a 14-to-13 advantage on the shot chart while the Camels enjoyed a 10-to-1 edge in corner kicks.