Sewanee Tops Tigers for SCAC Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Colorado College nearly overcame an early five-goal deficit, but the Tigers were unable to get the tying score late in the second half and dropped a 14-11 decision to Sewanee in the championship game of the SCAC tournament on Sunday.

CC clawed to within 9-8 when Grace Maloney scored with 11:14 remaining in the game and 10-9 on a tally by Leslie Jacoby 2:06 later, only to see Sewanee answer with a 4-1 run to re-claim the momentum and a four-goal advantage with just 3:24 to play.

Kelsey Morell gave the Tigers their only lead when she found the net just 40 seconds into the game. Sewanee tied the game 24 seconds later and went ahead for good when Megan Welton scored the first of three goals 3:36 into the contest.

The tournament's top seed added the next four goals to build a 6-5 advantage before Frances Staadt and Maloney cut CC's deficit to 6-3.

After the teams traded goals late in the first half to make the score 7-3 after 30 minutes, Colorado College outscored Sewanee 5-2 to make it a one-goal game, but the Tennessee Tigers outscored CC 5-2 during the final 10 minutes to claim the conference crown.

Maloney paced the black and gold with three goals, while Lara Atkins scored twice and added an assist.

Molly Arnold struck for a game-high six markers and set up one other to pace Sewanee.

Colorado College finished with a 33-30 edge in total shots and a 25-14 advantage in ground balls.

Amy Nusbaum made 10 saves for Sewanee, while Abby Fink stopped nine shots for CC.

Colorado College slipped to 13-2 overall, while Sewanee improved to 13-5.

CC travels to Regis University next Friday before closing out the regular season the following afternoon at home against Mesa State College.

2011-04-24



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