Scherer Leads Tigers Past Adams State

ALAMOSA, Colo. Senior attacker Madeline Scherer joined an elite group while leading Colorado College to a 19-7 victory over Adams State on Saturday afternoon.

Scherer paced the Tigers with five goals and became the fourth player in program history to score 50 or more in a single season. Her current total of 52 ranks fourth on the single-season list and she needs only six more to match Cassie Abel's school record of 58 set in 2004.

With seven points, Scherer also became just the 11th CC player to record 60 or more in a season. She currently ranks ninth with 63 points.

Senior midfielder Elise Burchard and freshman attacker Molly Lyons struck for three goals apiece to help extend the team's winning streak to six games.

The Tigers used tallies by Mary Taussig, Burchard and Scherer to build a 3-0 lead during the opening 10 minutes, but ASU trailed by only two after Melanie McKissick found the net 1:30 later.

Colorado College broke the game open by scoring the final six goals of the first half and the first two of the second stanza.

Natalie Shishido ignited the 8-0 run with a man-up goal with 8:28 to play before halftime and Scherer struck 42 seconds later to make the score 5-1. Lyons added a pair of markers in a span of 31 seconds, then Taussig notched a goal and an assist during the final 1:43 to give CC an eight-goal lead after 30 minutes.

Scherer struck for the first two goals of the second half to give the Tigers an 11-1 advantage, but the Grizzlies used a 6-3 run to close to within 14-7 with 9:17 to go. That, however, proved to be as close as the hosts would get.

Colorado College regained the momentum when Molly Lyons scored with 7:50 remaining and the Tigers added the final three goals to round out the scoring.

Sophomore Martha Smith made four saves in the first half to claim the victory in goal. Freshman Maddie Pillari steered aside eight shots during the final 30 minutes.

CC finished with a 36-26 advantage in total shots and a 35-29 edge in ground balls.

Taussig led the Colorado College defense with five ground balls and four draw controls.

Goaltender Grace Komatz stopped nine shots for Adams State, which slipped to 2-9 overall.

McKissick and Julia Gramlich scored two goals apiece for the Grizzlies.

The Tigers will travel to the East Coast next week for games at Drew on Thursday, April 17, and Cabrini College on Saturday, April 19.

2014-04-13



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