Wolves Blank Wildcats to Earn Berth into NEAC Tournament

Chris Millard scored his 11th goal of the season on Sunday
Chris Millard scored his 11th goal of the season on Sunday

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Soccer team won on the road at Penn College on Saturday by the score of 3-0 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Chris Millard scored what would be the game-winning goal for Keuka College (7-9-1, 6-5 NEAC). Joshua Card and Claude Tuyishimire each added penalty kick goals for the Green and Gold.

Keuka College 3 at Penn College 0

The host Wildcats had possession early and pressured the Keuka goal, but nothing would come of it. The Wolves would flip the field and start to pressure the Wildcats. In the 20th minute, the initial attempt by Chris Millard was saved, but Damian Rutan collected the rebound and fed Millard for the goal and 1-0 lead. In the final minutes of the first half, the Wolves were fouled in the box and awarded a penalty kick. Joshua Card stepped up and converted for the 2-0 Keuka College lead.

Keuka College controlled the play in the second as they outshot the Wildcats 11-2. The Wolves increased their lead in the 80th minute on a second penalty kick. This time Claude Tuyishimire buried the ball as Keuka College continued onto the 3-0 victory.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves remain unbeaten against Penn College, improving their overall record 4-0-3
  • Chris Millard regain the team lead in goals, scoring his seventh of the year
  • The PK goal was the fifth of the career for Card, tying him with Loreto Barbone '04 for the school record
  • Ryan Mavretish won his third straight game in goal for the Wolves. It was his second consecutive shutout

Up Next for Keuka College: With the win, Keuka College clinched the sixth seed in the upcoming North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament. The Wolves will start the campaign towards a title on Tuesday when they travel to SUNY Poly, the third seed, to face the Wildcats in the quarterfinals.