New London, N.H. – Clark University yielded a pair of goals in less than two minutes late in the first half and the visiting Cougars dropped their first match of the season, a 2-0 decision to Colby-Sawyer in non-league men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon.
The win for the Chargers is their first of the season, while the Scarlet and White now stand at 2-1-1.
Colby-Sawyer broke the scoreless tie at 32:57 when sophomore Jake Sykes (Laconia, N.H.) played a through ball to fellow sophomore Denali Sexton (Barrington, R.I.). With the Connor Maguire (Dunstable, Mass.) racing out to halt the action, Sexton fired to the opposite corner of the net for his first tally of the season.
The Chargers then doubled their lead 1:03 later. Sexton was dribbling down the left flank and chipped a ball to Noah Camelo (Marblehead, Mass.) who finished with the header for his first collegiate goal.
Clark turned up the pressure in the second half getting ten shots off, but could not get on the board.
Colby-Sawyer goalie Sean Babinski (Concord, Calif.) earned his first clean sheet of the season after making multiple diving stops to finish with 11 saves. Meanwhile, Maguire made five saves in the loss.
Clark held advantages in shots, 19-10 and corner kicks, 6-3.
The Cougars return to action on Friday night when they play host to nationally-ranked Brandeis at 7:00 p.m.