NEW LONDON, N.H. – September 1, 2016 – The Curry College men's soccer team lost, 3-0, at Colby-Sawyer College in the season opener.
Colby-Sawyer scored twice in the first half and added a third in the second half to take the season opener and gave head coach Charles Metz his first victory.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 1-0 and is back on the pitch against Daniel Webster at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. Curry drops to 0-1 and will play its second straight North Atlantic Conference foe on Saturday with a 1 p.m. tilt at Johnson State.
Junior Jake Sykes (Laconia, N.H.) put the home team on top in the 37th minute when he finished a through ball from junior Denali Sexton (Barrington, R.I.). Seven minutes later, Sykes returned the favor as he set up Sexton for a goal off a give-and-go.
Sexton headed home Colby-Sawyer's third goal of the game in the 77th minute off a corner kick from senior Andrew Clothier (Matamata, New Zealand). Clothier is now one assist shy of tying the program record of 22.
Colby-Sawyer outshot the Colonels 18-7 and held an edge of 4-3 in corner kicks.
Sophomore goalies Shane Sacks (Huntington Station, N.Y.) and Jake Towle (Barnstead, N.H.) each played a half to combine for the clean sheet. Sacks made three saves, while Towle stopped one shot. Curry keeper Dan Johnson (Easton, Conn.) had six saves in the loss. (Game Recap Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)