Fink Helps Tigers Down Fort Lewis

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Senior goalkeeper Abby Fink made five of her seven saves during the second half to help Colorado College pull away for an 11-8 victory over Fort Lewis on Saturday afternoon at Stewart Field.

Freshman attacker Becca Gasperoni's second goal snapped a 5-5 tie just 51 seconds into the second half, and junior midfielder Elise Burchard doubled the lead with a free-position goal a little more than three minutes later.

It took the Skyhawks just 10 seconds to get back to within a point when junior attacker Jessica Norby struck for her second marker, and after a tally by CC freshman midfielder Madison Merrill, a goal by sophomore midfielder Brook Wineland trimmed FLC's deficit to 8-7 with 20:19 to play.

Senior midfielder Anna Crosby made sure that was as close as the Skyhawks would get. First, she scored an unassisted goal with 17:17 to play with what proved to be the game-winning goal. Sixty five seconds later, she set up an insurance goal by junior attacker Madeline Scherer.

Burchard gave Colorado College a four-point lead, its biggest of the day, with 8:20 to play, and the defense kept Fort Lewis off the board until junior midfielder Abby Kvidera scored on a free-position shot with just 27 remaining on the clock.

The Skyhawks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but sophomore midfielder Madeleine Pitkin struck for back-to-back goals to tie the game.

Sophomore midfielder Leigh Nicholl put CC ahead for the first time when she took a feed from senior attacker Ellie Cole and beat FLC goaltender Alyssa Spencer from the edge of the crease .

Cole gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead when she struck for a man-down goal with 9:16 remaining in the first half, but Ellie Carpenter answered nine seconds later to cut the Skyhawks' deficit to one and knotted the score with three minutes to play in the first half.

Spencer stopped seven shots for the Skyhawks.

Sophomore defender Kirby Leyshon paced the CC defense with three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Crosby finished with six ground balls and three draw controls.


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