NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman MT Tshuma (Magwegwe, Zimbabwe) scored his first collegiate goal and sophomore AJ Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) made four saves between the pipes as the Connecticut College men's soccer team earned a 2-0 win over Colby on Sunday afternoon at Freeman Field. With the victory, the Camels remained undefeated through seven matches and have outscored their opponents by an 18-1 margin.
Tshuma, who was in the starting lineup for the first time this season, made the most of the opportunity by putting Connecticut College on the board in the blink of an eye. Senior Christian Murphy (Newport News, Va.) attempted a shot that was blocked by a Mule defender, and Tshuma was able to punch in the rebound to put the Camels ahead just 35 seconds into the match.
With Marcucci and the defense holding the visitors in check, Tshuma helped the Camels double the lead in the final minutes of the second half when he collected a loose ball that was turned over by the Mules in the middle of the field. The freshman started a break the other way and found a cutting Liam Noonan (Calabasas, Calif.) on the right side. Noonan made his way behind the Mule defense and placed the ball into the left corner of the net in the 83rd minute.
Marcucci earned his fifth shutout win by turning away four shots for Connecticut College, which outshot its opponent by a 17-7 margin and had a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Dan Carlsen suffered the loss for Colby (3-3-1, NESCAC 1-2-1) after making five saves.
Connecticut College (7-0, NESCAC 4-0) will next host Williams on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m.