Wolves Survive Rain and Wildcats on Saturday

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — In a game that featured a weather delay and then entire second half being played in a rainstorm, Keuka College outlasted Penn College 2-0 in men's soccer on Saturday at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Samba Doukhansy scored for Keuka College (9-7, 6-3 NEAC) to open the scoring. Abdikarim Maalo added a goal in the game as well with Jordan Miller getting the assist.

Keuka College 2 vs. Penn College 0

Keuka College capitalized on an early chance against the Wildcats. Junior Chris Millard was strong down the right side pressuring the Penn College defense. In the ninth minute, he took the ball down the flank and sent a cross into the box. The ball missed the mark, but was misplayed by the Wildcats. Samba Doukhansy was there on the doorstep to hit the ball home and give Keuka College a 1-0 lead. In the closing minutes of the first half, Keuka College once again took advantage down the right side. This time it was Jordan Miller with a great individual effort, outrunning the defender and taking the ball into the box. Miller threw on the breaks to shake the defender and found Abdi Maalo at the edge of the box. Maalo beat the goalie to the far post as the Wolves led 2-0 at halftime.

The second half featured a 30-minute lighting delay and all of the half was played in a driving rainstorm. Keuka College maintained the pressure, outshooting Penn College 7-4 in the frame. The Wildcats did have a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks, but Penn was unable to record a shot on goal all game. Keuka College continued on to the 2-0 North Eastern Athletic Conference victory.

Game Highlights:

Samba Doukhansy opens the scoring for Keuka 

Jordan Miller outruns the defense and finds Abdi Maalo

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains unbeaten against Penn College, improving to 3-0-3 all-time
  • Six conference wins for the Wolves matches their total from last season
  • Ryan Mavretish won his fifth game of the season and recorded his second shutout of the campaign
  • Samba Doukhansy delivered the game-winning goal for the fifth time this season. That ties him with Loreto Barbone for second most in a season in program history

Up Next for Keuka College: Keuka College will continue their weekend on Sunday with a matchup with Penn St.-Berks. The Wolves and the Nittany Lions will square off at 3pm at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.