Men’s Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision at Colgate
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Navy men’s soccer team (2-12-2, 0-6-2 PL) let a 1-0 lead slip away in falling at Colgate (6-10-1, 3-4-1 PL), 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Beyer-Small ’76 Field. Navy fell to 0-9 in one-goal games this season.
Navy senior Daniel Zaremba scored in the 52nd minute for the Mids, but Colgate scored off corner kicks in the 61st and 81st minutes to rally for the home victory.
After a scoreless first half, freshman Jarvian Wigfall set up Zaremba for his team-leading fifth goal of the season six minutes into the second half. Zaremba leads Navy with 11 points on the season, while Wigfall has tied junior TJ Powers for the team-lead of assists with four.
Nine minutes later, Colgate evened the game at 1-1 when Aram Ouligian scored on a header off a corner kick serve from Jared Stroud. Ouligian tallied his team-best sixth goal of the season.
Colgate took the lead in the 81st minute on another corner kick set piece. Colgate’s first attempt on the corner kick from Stroud was blocked, but Karl Brown was there to finish the rebound.
“We played some good stuff and played well in the run of play, but we gave up two goals on corner kicks,” said Navy head coach Tim O’Donohue. “Our guys played well today, though. They played hard and they generated opportunities, but Colgate was very dangerous on their set pieces.”
Navy senior goalkeeper Mac Burke made a career-high 12 saves in the game. The 12 saves are tied for the fifth-highest total in the NCAA in 2017. He stopped four shots in the first half and eight in the second half.
Burke’s previous career high in saves was 11, which came against American earlier this season on October 4. Burke leads the Patriot League and ranks in the top 10 of the NCAA in saves per game at 5.44
Navy senior captain Brock Dudley played the full 90 minutes on Sunday to move into a tie for seventh place all-time at Navy in career games played with 71.
Colgate outshot Navy in the contest, 21-6, and held a 14-2 edge in shots on goal. Corner kicks were even at 4-4.
Navy will close the 2017 season by hosting Bucknell on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:00 PM at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.