Colorado College Falls to Vassar

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Maddie Pitkin scored three goals, but an early five-goal deficit proved too much to overcome as Colorado College dropped a 15-8 decision to Vassar on Friday afternoon at Washburn Field.

Once the Tigers found their rhythm, they stayed with the fleet-footed Brewers. Pitkin's first tally trimmed CC's deficit to 7-3, and her final marker cut her team's deficit to 13-8 with 8:19 remaining in the second half.

"We have to start better," head coach Susan Stuart said. "We never gave up and we did our best to get back in the game. We need to play 60 minutes the way we played in the second half."

Colorado College got a pair of tallies from Virginia Logue, while Molly Lyons and Mary Taussig each had a goal and assist.

Taussig caused three turnovers and grabbed a pair of ground balls for the Tigers, who slipped to 5-2.

Dara Davis led Vassar with four goals and an assist. Isabelle Goldstein and Phoebe Tzannes finished with four points apiece.

The Brewers cashed in on five of eight free-position attempts, while Colorado College converted on three of six opportunities. The Tigers were whistled for 35 fouls, compared to only 15 on Vassar.

Goaltender Martha Smith turned aside five shots for CC, while the Brewers' Kate Pula had four saves before giving way to Hilary McDonell with 8:19 left in the game.

Vassar won 19 of 26 draw controls and finished with a 29-21 advantage in total shots. The Tigers had a 24-23 edge in ground balls.

Colorado College's six-game home stand continues on Monday when the Tigers play host to Albright at noon.

2014-03-14



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