No. 6 Colby Shuts Out Husson to Win 7th Straight

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The 2012 edition of Colby lacrosse has accomplished what no other squad in program history has managed -- winning seven straight games to start the season.

The sixth-ranked Mules made it seven in a row Wednesday night with a 20-0 victory over Husson University in non-conference play on snow-covered Bill Alfond Field. The 1998 and 2010 Colby women's lacrosse teams both started the season at 6-0, but each lost to Trinity College in pursuit of a seventh straight win. Women's lacrosse was started as a varsity program at Colby in 1978.

Colby will look to make it eight straight wins Saturday with a home game against Connecticut College at noon. The Mules then play at fifth-ranked Trinity next Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) had two goals and three assists to lead the Mules, who led 12-0 at halftime. Claire Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) added one goal and three assists, while Katie Griffin (Duxbury, Mass.) had three goals.

Alex Mintz (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) and Lane McVey (Bronxville, N.Y.) both had two goals and one assist, Sarah Lux (Manlius, N.Y.) dished three assists, and Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) and Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.) each had two goals. Junior defender Lisa Hoopes (Ipswich, Mass.) and first-year attacker Maddie Johnson (Greenwich, Conn.) both scored their first collegiate goals.

Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) made one save in the first half for the Mules and Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.) stopped one shot in the second half in combining for the shutout.

Kirsten Karis (Southborough, Mass.) led Colby with four caused turnovers, while Petesch had four draw controls.

Steph Eaton (Pittston, Maine) had two of Husson's three shots and had four draw controls.

Kaleigh Morneau (Twin Mountain, N.H.) and Kayla Guerrette (Frenchville, Maine) combined for four saves for Husson (2-5).

2012-03-28



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