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Mitchell Edges Men's Soccer, 2-1

Mitchell Edges Men's Soccer, 2-1

THE BASICS
Score:
Mitchell College 2, Dean College 1
Records:
Mitchell College (3-5, 2-1 NECC), Dean College (1-8, 0-3 NECC)
Location:
Alumni Field, New London, Conn.
Date:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time:
 11:00 AM

THE LEAD:
Mitchell College striker Bryan Ramos broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 72nd minute and the host Mariners took a 2-1 win over Dean College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
All three of the game's goals came in the second half beginning with a Mitchell tally from Daniel Hotaling in the 59th minute.

Dean wasted little time pulling even when Paulo Correia (Brockton, Mass.) teamed up with Felipe Campos (Barnstable, Mass.) for the equalizer on Campos' second score of the season at 65:34.

The Bulldogs then continued to pressure the Mitchell goal, with Campos being denied twice in one sequence. Mitchell keeper Seth Strader made the save on the initial shot attempt, and James Shea cleared away the goal line on the second to keep it a 1-1 game.

Mitchell produced the go-ahead goal on its ninth corner kick of the contest. Dylan Thambirasa served up a ball into the box that Ramos brought down with his chest and swept over the goal line for his first collegiate tally.

Strader made the margin stand over the final 18 minutes. Dean's best chance to equalize came in the 74th minute when a Mitchell foul just outside the box yielded a free kick. David Rodriguez (Dardanelle, Ark.) placed a strong shot on frame, but Strader made a sprawling stop to his left to keep the Mariners in front.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Mitchell held a 21-9 advantage in total shots and an 11-2 edge in corner kicks. Strader finished with three saves while Dean goalkeeper Devin Moore (Walpole, Mass.) recorded eight.

UP NEXT:
Dean returns to action on Thursday when they travel to Massachusetts Maritime Academy at 7:00 p.m.