Phillips Nets Five as Colby Powers Past Southern Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Mark Phillips (New York, N.Y.) had five goals and two assists as Colby scored nine goals in the opening quarter on the way to a 23-2 non-conference win over Southern Maine on Tuesday at Bill Alfond Field.

The Mules are ranked ninth in New England and move to 4-1 overall, while Southern Maine drops to 0-4.

Austin Sayre (Summit, N.J.) and Garen Fabian (San Francisco, Calif.) both had two goals and two assists for the Mules. Austin Frank (Wellesley, Mass.), Phil Champoux (North Yarmouth, Maine), and Kevin Seiler (Darien, Conn.) all had two goals for Colby.

Frank scored on both of his shots and finished with a game-high 11 ground balls thanks to an 11 for 12 day on face-offs. The Mules were 23 for 27 on face-offs, with Max Eberhart going 9 for 12 and Champoux winning both of his attempts.

John Grimaldi (Manchester, Mass.), Matt Hawkins (Yarmouth, Maine), and Alex Rutan (Walnut Creek, Calif.) all had one goal and one assist for Colby. Thomas Brewster (Fairfield, Conn.), Brendan McNeill (Needham, Mass.), Jack Bratches (New Canaan, Conn.), Sam Wasserman (Milton, Mass.), and Peter Willauer (Duxbury, Mass.) also tallied for the winners.

Austin Watts (Westbrook, Maine) and Seth Wing (West Gardiner, Maine) had the goals for the Huskies.

Neither team managed a goal for the opening 7:12 of the contest, but the Colby goals came fast the rest of the quarter. The Mules had nine goals in the final 7:48 to take a 9-0 lead after one.

The pace settled down in the second quarter, with Phillips scoring twice and Frank adding one goal, for a 12-0 margin at halftime. All three goals came in the final 1:36 of the second.

Wing tallied unassisted at 2:02 of the third quarter, but the Mules had three more goals in the third for a 15-1 margin.

After Watts and McNeill traded goals, Colby scored the final seven goals of the game.

Riley Burke (Corte Madera, Calif.) led Colby's defense with three caused turnovers and two ground balls. Brewster added three ground balls.

USM received eight ground balls and three caused turnovers from Dylan Kenney (Portland, Maine).

Tyler Will (Woodbury, N.Y.) played the first half and made four saves for Colby. Justin Waligory (Boxborough, Mass.) stopped six shots in the third quarter, while Dylan Rothenberg (Short Hills, N.J.) made two saves in the fourth quarter.

Ryan Jurgelevich (Portland, Maine) had 10 of his 15 saves in the first half for the Huskies.

2014-03-18



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