Eighth-Ranked Colby Cruises Past Southern Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Eighth-ranked Colby opened up a 13-3 lead at halftime on the way to a 21-4 non-conference victory over Southern Maine on a cold Tuesday night at Bill Alfond Field.

Katharine Eddy, Alex Mintz, Lindsey McKenna, and Florence Robinson all had three points for the Mules (2-1 overall). Eddy and Mintz each had three goals, while McKenna and Robinson both had two goals and one assist. Robinson had her first two collegiate goals.

Celeste Murtha also had her first two collegiate goals for Colby and teammates Cassie Rodgers, Lexie Perticone, Gemma Bready, and Emilie Klein all had their first collegiate goals.

The Mules also received two goals from Sarah Lux, a goal and an assist by Dana Swaffield, the first two collegiate assists for Aliza Van Leesten, and single goals from Abby Hatch and Katie Griffin.

Shelby Turcotte led Southern Maine (0-2) with two goals and one assist. Sara Pelligrinelli and Raquel Heitor also tallied, while Anh Nguyen had one assist.

The Huskies were able to stay in the game for the opening 15 minutes of play and only trailed 7-3 after Heitor scored with 15:36 to halftime.

Colby, though, scored six straight goals over the final 14:38 of the half to go up 13-3 at the break. The Mules added the first two goals of the second half to pull away even further.

Michelle Burt stopped three shots and Colby teammate Claire Dickson made three saves while each playing a half in net.

Kim Vogel had seven of her 11 saves in the first half for the Huskies.

Kirsten Karis, Bready, and Klein all had three draw controls and two ground balls for the Mules. Hatch had a team-high four ground balls, while Caitlin Heaps and Eddy both had two caused turnovers.

Jacki Kelly and Jill Whitelaw each had two caused turnovers and two ground balls for USM. Laura Fay had a game-high seven draw controls.


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