Vassar Starts Fast, Runs by Colby-Sawyer

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 9, 2011) Vassar College scored nine of the game's first 10 goals in a dynamic offensive performance, and cruised to a 14-6 victory over Colby-Sawyer College Wednesday evening at Spring Fling games played Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach, Fl.

In racing out to a commanding 9-1 lead, the Brewers got goals from five different players in a dominating start-to-finish outing. Senior Sarah Warner had three goals and an assist, while fellow senior Moe Byrne chipped in with two goals, as did junior Emily Kloppenburg, sophomore Michela Garrison and freshman Cameron Felt.

The Brewers, now 1-1 on the season, will conclude their Spring Break games in Florida on Thursday night at 7:00 pm against SUNY Fredonia. Colby-Sawyer (0-2) next plays Gwynedd-Mercy on Friday morning at 11:00 am.

Within the first 4:20 of the game, Vassar had scored the game's first three goals, one from Byrne and the next two from Swarner. Colby-Sawyer got a goal from junior Brittany Murphy to bring the Chargers within 3-1, but the Brewers then went on an offensive blitz, scoring six straight goals for a commanding 9-1 lead, and went into halftime ahead 9-2.

Murphy, who tallied four of her teams goals in the game, scored the first two goals of the second half to bring Colby-Sawyer within 9-4, but the Brewers tacked on three more goals, one coming from junior Maura McCarthy to create a comfortable 11-4 lead with 16 minutes left in the game. Vassar scored three of the game's last five goals en route to the 14-6 victory.

Junior Nicole Englehardt made two saves and earned the victory in goal. Sophomore Heather Kesselman played the second half and made four saves for the Brewers.

Vassar held a distinctive 33-18 advantage in shots and was nearly perfect on clears, converting on 15 of 16. The Brewers held a slight 22-21 edge in groundballs.


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