March 13, 2012

Colby Cruises to Big Win over Southern Maine

from press release

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Senior Claire Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) and sophomore Katharine Eddy (Cheshire, Conn.) each had five points on the day and sophomore Kirsten Karis (Southborough, Mass.) had a big game defensively as the seventh-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team cruised to a 19-3 win over University of Southern Maine on Tuesday afternoon at Bill Alfond Field.

The win was the third straight for the unbeaten Mules. The Huskies suffered their first loss of the season after two victories.

Donegan finished with three goals and two assists, while Eddy had two goals and three assists for the Mules. Karis, who added an assist, finished with eight ground balls and four caused turnovers to lead the Mules in both categories.

Junior Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) and sophomore Lindsey McKenna(Fairfield, Conn.) both had three goals and one assist for Colby. Sophomore Sarah Lux(Manlius, N.Y.) also had a four-point day with one goal and three assists.

Sophomore Rosie Forster (Andover, Mass.) had two goals for the Huskies. Sophomore Jacki Kelly (Brunswick, Maine) had the other USM goal.

The Mules led 2-0 after a competitive opening 10 minutes behind goals from Griffin and Eddy. The momentum swung quickly in Colby's favor over the next 10 minutes after the Mules scored six unanswered goals in a span of 6:13. Donegan scored twice during the scoring run.

Kelly's unassisted goal with 11:41 to play until halftime put the Huskies on the scoreboard. After a McKenna goal, USM tallied again with 9:56 remaining on a free-position shot by Forster. The Mules scored the final three goals of the half to take a 12-2 lead at the break.

The teams traded goals in the first four minutes of the second half, but Colby finished with another 6-0 scoring run to pull away for good.

Colby junior defender Meg Mooney (Wellesley, Mass.) finished with three caused turnovers and three ground balls, while classmate Kat McCarrick (Wellesley, Mass.) had two caused turnovers and three ground balls. Petesch had three draw controls and two ground balls.

Sophomore Jenna Cyr (Limerick, Maine) and Forster both had three draw controls for the Huskies. Junior Jess Gassman (Kennebunk, Maine) had two caused turnovers.

Rookie Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.) made one save and did not allow a goal for Colby in 26:26 of play. Sophomore Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) played 33:34 in net for the Mules and stopped three shots. USM sophomore keeper Kim Vogel (Sanford, Maine) made 10 stops.

Southern Maine returns to action on Thursday (4:00 p.m.) hosting Wheaton College. Colby heads south for a three-game swing at the National Training Center in Claremont, Florida, beginning Sunday (7:00 p.m.) against Buffalo State College.

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