Second-Half Surge Lifts Tigers Over Chapman

ORANGE, Calif. Colorado College used a 7-1 surge during the second half to overcome a three-goal deficit and defeat Chapman, 14-12, on Saturday afternoon at CU's Wilson Field.

After Allie Kontny gave the Panthers a 10-7 advantage just 1:45 into the second half, CC ran off four consecutive tallies to take their first lead since midway through the first half on a goal by Leigh Nicholl.

Chapman knotted the score at 11-11 when Lauren Nah converted on a free-position shot with 18:56 remaining, but Mary Taussig put the Tigers ahead to stay 67 seconds later.

Elise Burchard and Maddie Pitkin scored just 50 seconds apart to give Colorado College a 14-11 cushion with 7:55 to play and the Panthers could only muster one more goal before time ran out.

Taussig struck for four goals and dished out a pair of assists to pace the Tigers, while Madeline Scherer and Elise Burchard scored two goals apiece.

Taussig also recorded a game-high six draw controls and four ground balls.

Colorado College won 21 of 28 draw controls and recorded a 39-26 advantage in total shots.

Goaltender Kara Podesta made 15 saves for Chapman, which posted a 19-13 edge in ground balls.

Both teams used big scoring runs during the first half.

After falling behind 2-0, the Tigers scored five consecutive goals to open a three-goal cushion.

Brooke Martini scored four of her game-high five goals as the Panthers countered with a 6-0 run to grab a three-goal lead of their own at 8-5.

Kontny recorded four goals and an assist for Chapman, which dropped to 3-7.

CC improved to 10-3 overall and 5-0 on the road with its fourth consecutive overall victory.

Colorado College wraps up its two-game trip to Southern California at Occidental College on Sunday.


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