Pistel Reaches 100 Goals as Colby Routs Colorado College

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Two-time All-American Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) scored her 100th career goal just 27 seconds into the game to help sixth-ranked Colby to a 16-2 victory over Colorado College on Thursday at Bill Alfond Field.

Pistel is the 13th player in program history to reach 100 career goals and is the second player this season. Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.) reached the milestone earlier this year. Pistel, who had two goals and one assist Thursday, has 101 goals and 37 assists for 138 career points from her midfield position.

Colby moves to 10-2 overall heading into Saturday's big home game against third-ranked Middlebury College at 11:00 a.m. Colorado College drops to 5-9 overall and will play at Bowdoin College on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

McKenna, another All-American for the Mules, led the way with four goals to reach 115 for her career in just her junior season. She also had a game-high five draw controls and one caused turnover.

Katharine Eddy (Cheshire, Conn.), Colby's leading scorer with 15 goals and 21 assists, had three goals and two assists Thursday. Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) added two goals and two assists, while Dana Swaffield (Dover, Mass.) scored twice and had one assist. Abby Hooper (Nahant, Mass.), Katie Griffin (Duxbury, Mass.), and Alex Mintz (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) also scored for the winners.

Elise Burchard (Glenview, Ill.) and Becca Gasperoni (Barrington, R.I.) each had one goal for the Tigers.

Colby dominated the game statistically, with a 36-11 shot advantage and a 17-3 margin in draw controls.

The Mules took a 9-0 lead with 10:44 left in the first half. Pistel took a pass from Eddy to the right of the goal and ripped in her milestone goal. Petesch added an unassisted goal and a free-position score for a 3-0 margin. McKenna scored from Eddy and Pistel scored her second goal with 18:32 left from Hilary Barr (Ridgewood, N.J.). Eddy scored two goals in a span of 31 seconds, the first from Petesch and the second from Barr for a 7-0 margin. Swaffield scored with 11:41 left and then had the assist on Hooper's goal with 10:44 to play.

Burchard made a nice run to the goal and broke the shutout just 22 seconds after Hooper's score. Swaffield scored from Pistel, while Mintz tallied unassisted to close out the scoring at 11-1 for the opening half.

McKenna scored 1:19 into the second half to give the Mules a 12-1 margin. Eddy had her third goal of the game from Petesch and McKenna scored two straight goals to go up 15-1.

Gasperoni scored for the Tigers with 4:48 to play on a dish from Leigh Nicholl (Framingham, Mass.). Griffin added a free-position goal with 11 seconds to play for Colby.

Colby goalies Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.), Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.), and Sarah Evans (Cohasset, Mass.) all had one save. Burt and Meg Mooney (Wellesley, Mass.) each had two caused turnovers for the Mules. Swaffield had three draw controls and teammate Catherine Kahl (Alexandria, Va.) had two draw controls, two ground balls, and one caused turnover.

Sheridan Gribbon (Alexandria, Va.) led Colorado College with four ground balls and one caused turnover. Nicholl added two ground balls and one caused turnover to go with her assist. Abby Fink (Plymouth, Minn.) stopped 11 shots and Martha Smith (Casper, Wyo.) played the final 6:30 and made two saves.

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WATERVILLE, Maine As Colorado College works toward its return to a place among the elite programs in Division III women's lacrosse, the best way is to determine what the Tigers need to do is play the best teams in the nation.

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