Quick Starts Lift Sewanee Past Colorado College

SEWANEE, Tenn. Sewanee scored six consecutive goals to open the game and the first four of the second half to post a 17-14 victory over Colorado College on Thursday night.

Still feeling the effects of the previous day's victory at Birmingham-Southern College, it took the visiting Tigers more than 15 minutes to register their first goal on a free-position shot by Grace Maloney.

But after Elise Burchard scored on a free-position shot with to cut the deficit to 6-2 with 12:28 remaining in the first half, the hosts struck for three markers in a span of 2:29 to build a seven-point lead with 8:32 left before the break.

Remembering last year's season finale when CC erased an 8-5 second-half deficit to post an 18-11 victory, Sewanee knew their guests would not go away quietly.

Ellie Cole started and finished a 5-0 run that saw Colorado College pull to within 9-7 after 20 minutes.

But just like the start of the game, the home team struck quickly by scoring four goals in slightly less than five minutes to take six-goal advantage.

CC outscored Sewanee 7-4 during the final 22 minutes, but could never get closer than three goals on two occasions inside the final four minutes.

Maloney led Colorado College with five goals and a pair of assists. Frances Staadt scored twice and set up a score, while Sarah Phillips, Burchard and Cole had two tallies apiece.

Megan Walton had five goals and six points to pace Sewanee, while Molly Arnold found the net five times.

Amy Nusbaum steered away seven shots for the hosts, who improved to 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Abby Fink made nine saves for CC, which slipped to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the SCAC.

Colorado College remains in Tennessee to face Denison University on Saturday.


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