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Men’s Soccer Uses Second-Half Surge to Take Down Southern Maine

Men’s Soccer Uses Second-Half Surge to Take Down Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine – Three second-half goals, led by Jack Kingdon - who scored twice and assisted on the other - lifted the Castleton University men's soccer team to a 3-1 road victory over Southern Maine on Saturday. 

Following a scoreless opening half, Kingdon broke the gridlock with a 63rd-minute goal, but Joseph Kalilwa promptly tied it up at one at the 65:23 mark with a goal on a penalty kick.

Then, Kingdon un-tied it again with his second goal of the contest in the 71st minute for the game-winning goal. He carried the ball into the top of the box before rifling a shot inside the far post. His team-leading eight goals is good for a tie for second in the Little East Conference (LEC). 

Freshman Jacob Henderson notched his third goal of the season as insurance with 17:20 remaining in regulation. Kingdon carried in from the left and delivered a centering pass to the top of the six and made for an easy put-away for Henderson.

The Spartans held a heavy advantage in possession time and finished the contest with a 26-10 edge in shots, including 12-3 in shots on goal. Castleton (3-6-0, 1-1-0 LEC) also logged nine corner kick opportunities without surrendering any.

Alex Fernald made two saves to earn his first win of the season. On the other end, Cameron Atherton turned aside nine shots and was active in several defensive clears for Southern Maine (0-8-2, 0-2-0 LEC). 

Men's soccer will return to action on Wednesday, October 2 as it will travel to Keene State for an LEC tilt at 7 p.m.