Undefeated Tigers Pull Away from Wooster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Junior midfielder Grace Maloney struck for three goals and set up three others as Colorado College pulled away in the second half to post a 13-7 victory over the The College of Wooster on Sunday afternoon at CC's Stewart Field.

Ginna Oates snapped a 5-5 tie with an unassisted marker 5:05 into the second frame and Kelsey Morell capped a four-goal run with consecutive tallies that gave the Tigers a 9-5 lead with 17:55 to go. Morell scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 19:08 remaining off a pass from Ginna Oates.

While the offense exploded for eight goals in the final 30 minutes, the Colorado College defense allowed just two. Abby Fink made seven of her 10 saves in the second half to improve to 3-0 this season between the pipes. Oates caused four of the Scots' 26 turnovers and grabbed five ground balls. Hollis Moore also scooped up five ground balls to go along with three caused turnovers.

After Clare Nelson-Johnson and Nina Dine scored to cut CC's lead to 9-7, Maloney scored back-to-back goals to return the Tigers' lead to four goals with 9:06 to play. Sarah Phillips and Elise Burchard added insurance goals during the final 4:12.

Colorado College finished with a 38-25 advantage in total shots, which included a 28-17 difference in shots on goal. The Tigers also enjoyed a 32-25 edge in ground balls and forced 15 of Wooster's 26 turnovers.

Neither team led by more than a goal during the first half. Wooster took its only lead of the game when Madison Carey scored 12:04 into the contest.

Burchard finished with three goals and assist for CC, which also got a pair of scores from Sarah Phillips.

Dine and Carey had two goals and an assist to pace the Scots' attack. Cassie Greenbau had three ground balls, while Jaqueline Wallat caused a pair of turnovers.

It marked the first time Wooster had played at Colorado College since a first-round game in the 2003 NCAA Tournament in which the Tigers won by an identical score.

CC improved to 3-0, while Wooster slipped to 0-2.

Colorado College opens its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Wednesday when the Tigers play host to Millsaps College at 3:00 p.m.

2011-03-13



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