Fink, Maloney Help Tigers Down Fort Lewis

DURANGO, Colo. Junior goaltender Abby Fink tied her season high with 16 saves and senior midfielder Grace Maloney scored four of her game-high five goals during the final 13:02 as Colorado College came from behind to defeat Fort Lewis on Sunday afternoon at Ray Dennison Memorial Field.

Fink stopped nine shots during the first half, including five on free-position attempts, to keep the Tigers within striking distance.

Junior midfielder Ginna Oates struck for a free-position goal 2:03 into the contest to put CC on the board first, but the Skyhawks scored four of the next five goals to take a 4-2 lead on the second tally by senior midfielder Jessica Adams midway through the first half.

Sophomore midfielder Abby Kvidera gave FLC a 5-3 lead with 13:44 remaining in the opening frame, but the Tigers answered with markers from freshman attacker Madeline Pitkin and Maloney to knot the score with just under eight minutes to play before the break.

After freshman attacker Brook Wineland gave the Skyhawks another lead with their fifth free-position tally of the half, junior midfielder Kate Krieger converted off a feed from junior midfielder Anna Crosby to tie the game after 30 minutes.

Freshman midfielder Dylan Voneiff gave the Tigers a 7-6 lead 45 seconds into the first half, but sophomore midfielder and Ally Kvidera scored slightly less than four minutes apart to give FLC its final lead with 25-14 remaining.

Playing for the second time in less than 24 hours, Colorado College finally got its offense on track during the final 20 minutes.

Tallies by senior attacker Kelsey Morell and Crosby put the Tigers back in front 9-8, and after Jessica Norby tied the game for the last time with 16:35 remaining, Maloney scored four times in a span of 6:32 to give CC a 13-10 lead with 5:31 to play.

Maloney was credited with her fourth game-winning goal of the season and added a game-high five draw controls.

Junior attacker Ellie Cole, senior attacker Leslie Jacoby, sophomore attacker Madeline Scherer and Crosby each finished with a goal and an assist.

The defense was led by junior Nancy Makuch, who recorded a career-high five caused turnovers, four ground balls and a pair of draw controls. Sophomore defender Sheridan Gribbon grabbed a career-best six ground balls.

The Skyhawks finished with a 36-25 edge in total shots and enjoyed a 38-27 margin in ground balls, but they went just 7 for 19 on free-position opportunities and capitalized on just two of the Tigers' five yellow cards.

Junior goaltender Genna Waugh made four saves for Fort Lewis. Adams and the Kvidera sisters finished with three goals apiece.

CC improved to 11-2 overall, while FLC slipped to 6-6.

Colorado College plays three more road games this week, beginning Wednesday night at Ohio Wesleyan University.


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