WATERVILLE — Yinka Onayemi scored two goals to help the Colby men’s soccer team surprise Middlebury 3-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon.

A Middlebury defender knocked in a cross by Colby’s Matt Giron to give the Mules (5-3, 1-3 NESCAC) a 1-0 lead 25 minutes into the second half and end the Panthers’ six-game scoreless streak. Onayemi headed in a cross from Matt Ayers seven minutes later to make it 2-0, then added the dagger late on a pass from Evan Dwyer.

Greg Sydor made two saves in net for Middlebury (5-1-1, 2-1-1). Peter Quayle stopped eight shots for Colby.

THOMAS 1, CASTLETON 1: London Steede-Jackson scored as Thomas settled for a draw with Castleton in a North Atlantic Conference game in Castleton, Vt.

Steede-Jackson took a pass from Maranacook grad Dakota Duplissie and flicked it over Castleton’s goalie to put the Terriers in front of the 49:05 mark. The Spartans tied it at 71:19 on Spencer Dandurand’s goal.

Winston Trott made two saves in net for Thomas (4-1-1), which out-shot Castleton, 26-13. Dan Palker stopped nine shots for Castleton (2-4-1).

UMF 4, GMC 3: University of Maine at Farmington exploded for four goals in the second half to win its NAC conference opener over Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt.

Jordan Luks, Darine Gnidehouse, Austin Dooley and Ryan Fairbanks all found the back of the net for UMF (1-5, 1-0 NAC). Ronie Morales made five saves in goal for the Beavers. Griffin Shelor stopped 10 shots for GMC (3-5, 0-1).


UMF 6, GMC 0: Sarah Pokorny led five different UMF scorers with two goals as the Beavers rolled over Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt.

Avalon Amador, Keli McLellan, Kaiti Kinney and Sara Quimby also found the back of the net for the Beavers while Bridget Humphrey recorded two assists.

UMF outshot Green Mountain, 27-6. Sam Hatch stopped the only shot she saw for the Beavers (2-4, 1-0 NAC). Kim Simonetti made eight saves for Green Mountain (1-6, 0-1).

MIDDLEBURY 1, COLBY 0: Emily Eslinger earned her first collegiate shutout, making two saves as Middlebury blanked Colby in NESCAC action.

Hannah Robinson scored the game’s lone goal for the Panthers (4-3, 1-3 NESCAC) at 29:48 of the first half. Emily Brook made 11 saves in net for the Mules (2-4-1, 0-3-1).

CASTLETON 3, THOMAS 0: Castleton fired 36 shots while allowing just three from Thomas to cruise to the NAC win in Castleton, Vt.

Jessica Binkowski stopped all three shots while Dominique Valancius, Marissa Benson and Jess Phillips accounted for the goals for Castleton (6-5, 3-0 NAC). Paige Leary stopped 18 shots in net for Thomas (3-7, 0-3).


MIDDLEBURY 3, COLBY 1: Bridget Instrum scored once in each half to lead Middlebury over NESCAC rival Colby.

Jillian Green added the other goal for the Panthers (5-1, 3-1 NESCAC). Caroline Ferguson spoiled the shutout with a late goal for the Mules (4-4, 0-4).

Emily Knapp made seven saves for Middlebury. Sarah Evans turned aside nine shots for Colby.

UMF 5, CASTLETON 4: UMaine-Farmington scored three times in a nine-minute span to rally from a 4-2 deficit and defeat Castleton in a thrilling NAC conference opener played in Castleton, Vt.

Chelsea Morley, Emmah Spahr and Meghan Hughes scored the rallying goals for the Beavers, with Hughes’ game-winner coming at 52:22. Carly Raymond and Rebecca Young also scored for UMF (4-3, 1-0 NAC).

Anna Michelle-Fabian scored twice for the Spartans (0-6, 0-1).

HUSSON 7, THOMAS 0: Kerrianne Downing and Libby Kain scored two goals apiece to lead Husson to a rout over Thomas in both teams’ NAC opener.

Melissa Souza, Sarah Eastman and Kayla Royer scored the other goals for the Eagles.

Abby Greenleaf stopped all nine shots she faced to pick up the shutout for Husson (3-5, 1-0 NAC). Abbie Charrier made four saves in the cage for Thomas (3-7, 0-1).


Sophomore David Chelimo posted a top time of 25:42 to finish first and lead Colby to a win at the Williams Purple Valley Invitational in Williamstown, Mass.

The Colby women finished sixth overall. … Connor Wagner finished eighth overall to lead UMF to a sixth-place finish in the Pop Crowell Invitational.

Katie Flanders led the Beavers to fifth place in the women’s race by finishing 27th overall.


MCLA 6, THOMAS 3: Jessica Bowen won her singles and doubles matches but it wasn’t enough for Thomas to overcome MCLA.

Bowen teamed up with Lindsey Allen to win the doubles match, while Emily Howard was the other winner for Thomas (4-4, 1-3 NAC).

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