Big Second Half Propels Redlands over Colorado College

University of Redlands snapped its losing skid with a resounding 18-9 victory over the visiting Tigers of Colorado College on Friday night in non-conference action. After trailing early, the Bulldogs rallied back to turn an 11-8 halftime lead into a lopsided victory, holding the visitors to just one goal in the second stanza.

Colorado College jumped out to a 4-1 lead just 10 minutes into the contest, with Kate Krieger netting two of the Tigers' scores.

The teams traded goals before Redlands unleashed four unanswered netters to take its first lead of the game at 6-5 with 11:36 remaining in the period. During this span, senior attack player Aimee Dewan (Alamo, CA) capped off the run with back-to-back scores in just 19 seconds.

After Colorado College responded with a netter to even the score at six apiece, Redlands' junior midfielder Jacky Craycraft (Trabuco Canyon, CA) and junior midfielder KK McCaslin (Portland, OR) combined efforts to score a hat trick over the next five minutes.

Both teams closed out the half with two goals apiece, leading to the 11-8 advantage for the Bulldogs.

During the second stanza, the Maroon and Gray simply took over by scoring seven goals and allowing just one. The Bulldog defense sincerely stepped up, with graduate student goalkeeper Ana Martinez (Pleasanton, CA) leading the charge. Not only did she make impressive stops between the pipes, she caused multiple opponent turnovers with great heads-up plays. She finished with a game-high five caused turnovers, including four interceptions. Martinez also earned eight saves in the complete-game victory.

Redlands gained five goals from McCaslin, while Craycraft and freshman midfielder Stephanie Garrett (San Diego, CA) each contributed four. Junior attack player Allie Hoffler (Draper, UT) provided two of the team's five assists on the night.

As a team, the Bulldogs pulled in 18 draw controls, as Garrett and senior midfielder Crystal Painter (Lake George, NY) combined for 13 of them.

The Bulldogs (8-4, 4-1 SCIAC) travel to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Wednesday for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) showdown with the Athenas at 7:00 p.m.

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REDLANDS, Calif. Senior midfielder Kate Krieger helped Colorado College jump out to an early 4-1 lead, but the University of Redlands scored came from behind and ran up an 18-9 victory under the lights at Farquhar Field on Friday night.

Krieger struck for two of the game's first three goals and the Tigers took a 4-1 lead when junior midfielder Elise Burchard found the net 9:25 into the contest. However, after the teams traded markers, Redlands went on a 7-1 run to build a 9-6 advantage.

Tallies by junior attacker Iris Rayburn and Burchard pulled CC to within a point with 2:31 remaining in the half, but the Bulldogs answered with a pair of their own to build an 11-8 lead after 30 minutes.

Redlands added the first three goals of the second half to extend the margin to six goals with just 3:26 expired. Then the defenses took over and neither team found the net until senior midfielder Anna Crosby scored on a free-position shot with just 8:04 remaining in the contest to make the count 14-9.

Any hopes for a comeback evaporated when the Bulldogs scored twice in a span of 22 seconds just after the clock struck five minutes to play, and the hosts tacked on a pair of goals during the last minute of play to close out the scoring.

Senior Abby Fink made 10 saves for the Tigers.

Senior attacker Ellie Cole, Krieger and Burchard each scored twice for CC.

Junior midfielders KK McCaslin and Jacky Craycraft paced the Bulldogs with five points apiece. McCaslin scored five goals, while Craycraft struck four times and added an assist.

Four-year starter Ana Martinez made eight saves for Redlands, which improved to 8-4.

Colorado College (2-7) visits Occidental College on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to wrap up its brief two-game trip to Southern California.

2013-03-30



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