Tigers Use Strong Second Half to Defeat Kenyon

Colorado College started slowly, but finished with a flurry to defeat Kenyon College, 17-8, on Sunday afternoon in Gambier, Ohio. CC improves to 9-3 while Kenyon drops to 8-4.

Clinging to a 7-6 lead after 30 minutes, the Tigers turned up the intensity at both ends of the field in the second half to outscore Kenyon 10-2 and win going away.

Senior attacker Mallory Newton was the catalyst for Colorado College, finding the net four times and setting up another score during the final 30 minutes.

Kenyon game the Tigers all they could handle early in the game. Senior attacker Amanda Drummond scored a pair of goals as Kenyon jumped out to a 3-1 lead just 7:02 into the first half.

CC countered with four consecutive goals to build a 5-3 advantage with 14:23 remaining, only to see Kenyon strike for a pair of goals and tie the game with 8:37 left in the half.

Freshman Claire Draudt put Colorado College ahead for good 16 seconds later with the first of her back-to-back goals, but sophomore attacker Caely Melford cut Kenyon's deficit to one goal with the final score of the first half.

That turned out to be as close as Kenyon would get.

Sophomore defender Courtney Bell and Newton scored in the opening 4:19 of the second half, and that proved to be the only goals the Tigers would need.

The Colorado College defense allowed only six shots during the final 30 minutes and the Tigers won 12 of 13 draw controls in the second half to maintain possession.

Sophomore midfielder Kristin Rider led the CC defense with five draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers.

Junior Jess Van Doren went the distance in goal, making 10 saves en route to her seventh victory in goal. Sophomore Chase Kreuter stopped 15 shots for Kenyon.

Colorado College will travel to Regis University on Thursday for its final official game of the regular season.


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