Kreitler Propels Tigers Past Southwestern

DALLAS Senior midfielder Jack Kreitler scored three goals and added a pair of assists as Colorado College cruised to a 16-4 victory over Southwestern University on Friday night in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Taylor Paul needed just 58 seconds to put the Tigers on the board, taking a feed from Tyler Allen to notch the first of his three first-period tallies. Ninety seconds later, Allen made struck for the first of his two goals off a pass by Stephen Petersige.

Thanks in part to a dominating effort by Sayre Thomas on faceoffs, CC broke the game open with three goals in a span of one minute, the last of which came off the stick of Dylan Davie and proved to be the game winner.

Thomas won 14 of 15 faceoffs, grabbed a game-high seven ground balls and assisted on three scores.

Colorado College added markers by Allen and Kreitler to build an 8-0 halftime lead, and then scored four more goals before Austin Fox put the Pirates on the board 6:17 into the third quarter.

After a man-up goal by Michael Villa made the score 12-2, CC struck for its final four tallies during the first 8:24 of the fourth period.

Eleven Tigers clicked for at least one goal, while 14 picked up one or more points.

Colorado College won 21 of 23 faceoffs and finished with a 41-16 advantage in ground balls.

Chase Murphy, who made one save during the first 30 minutes for the Tigers, earned the victory in goal. Zach Steedman stopped one shot during the third quarter, while Ryan Goodall made four saves during the final 15 minutes.

CC unleashed 49 total shots, including 28 on target.

The Pirates put nine of their 20 shots on goal.

The Tigers improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the SCAC.

Villa had a pair of goals for Southwestern, which slipped to 3-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.

Colorado College returns to action at 11:00 a.m. CT Sunday when it squares off with No. 13 Roanoke College at Dallas Jesuit High School.


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