Offense Fuels Colorado College Victory at Southwestern

GEORGETOWN, Texas It was a happy ending to an extremely long day.

Colorado College, which departed campus at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, used a pair of big scoring runs to defeat Southwestern University, 20-11, later that night in its first road game of the season.

Senior attacker Elise Burchard struck for three goals during a 6-1 surge that gave the Tigers a 14-4 lead with just under 15 minutes remaining in the second half.

In the opening frame, it was senior attacker Madeline Scherer who scored three times during a 6-0 run the allowed CC to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 6-2 lead.

Tallies by Allison Schmitt and Anne Brown gave Southwestern a 2-0 lead 26:46 into the contest, but the Tigers answered with six consecutive goals.

Scherer and Virginia Logue struck 2:07 apart to knot the score, and then Mary Taussig put Colorado College in front when she converted on a free-position shot with 18:36 to play in the opening frame.

The Tigers closed out the run with markers by Scherer, Dylan Voneiff and Morgan Novy, and then the teams traded goals during the closing 10:44 to give CC a 10-5 lead after 30 minutes.

Colorado College used goals by Scherer and Natalie Shishido to open an 11-5 lead 9:27 into the second half, and after Kaitlyn Campbell got one back for Southwestern, the Tigers responded with a strike by Novy and two more from Burchard to build a 14-6 lead.

The Pirates tried to mount a comeback on goals by Emma Albin and Campbell, but CC took the wind out of their sails with a marker by Shishido and a pair by Iris Rayburn.

Taussig led Colorado College's defensive effort with six draw controls, five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Voneiff added five ground balls and five draw controls, while Novy finished with five ground balls and caused four turnovers.

Schmitt led Southwestern with three goals and two assists. The Pirates also got a pair of markers from Brown and Campbell.

Maddie Pillari started in goal for the Tigers before giving way to Martha Smith with 16:47 remaining in the second half.

CC finished with a 42-13 advantage in total shots, which included a 31-11 margin in shots on target.

Caitlin Stanyard made 11 saves for the Pirates, who slipped to 2-1 overall.

The Tigers finished with a 36-21 edge in ground balls and won 18 of 32 draw controls.

Colorado College returns to action on Saturday when it plays back-to-back games against the University of Dallas and Augsburg College in Irving, Texas.


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