AURORA, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Soccer team earned their first conference victory of the season, defeating Wells College 4-0 on Tuesday night in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match.
Four different players found the back of the net for Keuka College (3-4, 1-1 NEAC). Samba Doukhansy scored the eventual game-winning goal. Adding to the scoring was Noah Ogden, Jordan Miller, and Ryan Malley.
Keuka College 4 at Wells College 0
Keuka College controlled the play early in a physical game at Wells College. The Wolves took the lead midway through the first half as Samba Doukhansy hit in the ball on a scramble at the right post off of a corner kick. Senior Christian Cupello earned the assist as Keuka College carried a 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Wolves would strike again in the second. Doukhansy intercepted a back-pass by Wells and was one on one with the keeper. He cut with the ball, but was tripped up by the keeper. The goalie for Wells received a yellow card and Keuka was rewarded with a penalty kick. Noah Ogden's initial attempt was stopped but he volleyed home the rebound for the 2-0 advantage. In the 75th minute, Christian Cupello once again set up a goal off of a set piece. His cross found Jordan Miller at the back post. Miller headed it home to make it 3-0. Keuka College capped the scoring minutes later as the ball would bounce around the box. Ryan Malley had his first shot stopped, but he followed it up for his first career goal. The Wolves had a shot at 5-0, but their second penalty kick of the game was stopped by Wells and Keuka continued onto the 4-0 victory.
- The Wolves are now unbeaten in their last three matches against Wells and ride a two-match winning streak
- Overall, Keuka College is 9-3-2 against Wells College
- Two assists by Christian Cupello against Wells ties his career total from his previous 58 games
- Samba Doukhansy netted his team-leading third goal of the season
- It was the first career goals for Jordan Miller and Ryan Malley
- Ryan Velte recorded one save for his first collegiate shutout
Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will finally take to their home field at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex for their first home game of the season. Following seven road games to start the year, Keuka College will host SUNY Cobleskill at 3pm on Saturday as a part of Green and Gold Celebration Weekend at Keuka College.