Deveau Helps Mules Top UNE in Non-League Match

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Ian Deveau (Portsmouth, R.I.) finished with five goals and one assist, and Colby scored nine goals in the middle two periods on the way to a 15-7 non-conference win against University of New England on Tuesday at Bill Alfond Field.

The Mules (3-3 overall) moved to 21-3 at Bill Alfond Field the past four seasons, with all three losses by one goal. Colby will play host to 15th-ranked Wesleyan University on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and will entertain 19th-ranked Trinity College at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

UNE (6-6 overall) had leads of 2-1 and 3-2 in the first quarter before Colby scored three straight goals to take a 5-3 margin after 15 minutes. The Mules scored two more goals in the first two minutes of the second quarter to pull out to a 7-3 lead. Both teams scored twice to make the score 9-5 at halftime.

The Mules scored six of the first seven goals of the second half to pull away for good.

Jonathan McIvor (Sudbury, Mass.) added two goals and one assist for Colby. Garth Franklin (Fayetteville, N.Y.) also had two goals while the Mules received single goals from John Jennings (Danvers, Mass.), Keith Fairbrother (Madison, N.J.), James Wyse (Newton, Mass.), Scott Margolis (New York, N.Y.), Chip Grossman (Charlottesville, Va.), and Ian Boldt (Millburn, N.J.). Grossman, a first-year attacker, had his first collegiate goal, while Boldt finished with four ground balls.

Colby's Bjorn Knutson (Bloomington, Minn.) had a fine day with face-offs, winning 14 of 19 and scooping up eight ground balls. Christian Kelso (Summit, N.J.) had two caused turnovers and two ground balls.

Peter Reiley (Marblehead, Mass.) played about 42 minutes in net for the Mules and made six stops. Tyler Will (Woodbury, N.Y.) also had six saves in 16 minutes and Tyler Cash (Middleton, Mass.) made one stop in about two minutes of action.

Tyler Thomas (Mount Pleasant, N.Y.) led UNE with two goals and one assist. Eddie Burke (Windsor, Conn.), Geoff Bruno (Durham, Conn.), and Mike Pennacchio (Peabody, Mass.) all had one goal and one assist. Dylan Thomas (Mount Pleasant, N.Y.) added a pair of assists, George Jenkins (Natick, Mass.) had one goal and two caused turnovers, and Matt Anderson (St. Paul, Minn.) finished with one goal.

Dan O'Gorman (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) had 10 ground balls and won nine face-offs for UNE.

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WATERVILLE, Maine -- Ian Deveau scored five times to lead Colby to a 15-7 non-conference victory over the University of New England in action Tuesday afternoon (Apr. 3) at Bill Alfond Field.

The Mules pull their overall record even at 3-3 with the win, while the Nor'easters drop back to 6-6 on the season.

Jonathan McIvor added three points (2 goals, 1 assist) for the hosts, and Garth Franklin also had a pair of scores. Bjorn Knutson claimed 14 of the 19 face-offs he took, and picked up a team-best eight ground balls.

After Deveau opened the scoring 2:04 into the 1st period, UNE junior Tyler Thomas (Mount Pleasant, N.Y.) found first-year Eddie Burke (Windsor, Conn.) eight seconds later to level the contest. The duo switched roles to give the visitors the edge (2-1) at the 10:50 mark.

A few minutes later Colby tied the game at 2-all, only to see Tyler Thomas convert a feed from older brother Dylan Thomas 13 ticks later and restore the one-goal Big Blue margin.

The Mules finished off the period with three unanswered, and tacked on two more to begin the 2nd and establish a 7-3 cushion. The difference was still four (9-5) at the halftime break, before Colby notched five goals to UNE's one in the 3rd to gain a comfortable lead.

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2012-04-03



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