March 16, 2013

No. 7 Colby Crushes University of New England

from press release

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The seventh-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team pounded 46 shots on goal and led 12-0 at halftime on the way to an 18-0 home opener victory over University of New England on Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

Alex Mintz (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) led the Mules (2-0 overall) with one goal and four assists, while Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.) had three goals for the second straight game. Katharine Eddy (Cheshire, Conn.) and Dana Swaffield (Dover, Mass.) both had two goals and one assist for the winners. Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.), Sara Miller (Andover, Mass.), and Abby Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.) all had two goals for Colby. Hilary Barr (Ridgewood, N.J.) added a goal and an assist, Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) had two assists, and Katie Griffin (Duxbury, Mass.), Dori McAuliffe (McLean, Va.), and Catherine Kahl (Alexandria, Va.) all had one goal. 

The Mules had a 46-3 advantage in shots, a 16-4 margin in draw controls, and forced 29 turnovers. 

Colby led 5-0 after just 6:34 of play in the first half, with all of the goals coming in a span of 4:11. McKenna tallied from Pistel on what turned out to be the game-winning goal for Colby with 27:37 to intermission. Petesch scored two goals during the opening 6:34, Eddy added a free-position score, and Miller scored unassisted.

The Mules scored three more goals in a span of 1:29 to push the margin to 8-0. Miller scored her second goal off a pass from Mintz, Barr scored in front after a nice feed from Pistel, and McKenna added her second goal from Eddy with 18:19 to play.

Colby closed out the half with four more goals in the final 14:51. Eddy again scored on a free-position shot, Hatch tallied again off another assist from Mintz, McAuliffe made it 11-0 on a third assist by Mintz, and Swaffield scored unassisted. Swaffield, a first-year attacker, has four goals in Colby's opening two games.

Swaffield added that fourth goal just 1:40 into the second half on a nice individual effort in beating a defender from starting behind the goal. Grace McVey (Bronxville, N.Y.) picked up her first collegiate point with an assist on a goal by Mintz with 25:35 to go. Griffin scored from Swaffield about three minutes later, Kahl had her goal on the fourth assist from Mintz, McKenna added her third goal of the game from Sarah Lux (Manlius, N.Y.), and Hatch finished the scoring on a free-position score.

Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.), Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.), and Sarah Evans (Cohasset, Mass.) all played about 20 minutes in net for the Mules. Dickson had the lone save. Barr finished with four caused turnovers, while defenders Meg Mooney (Wellesley, Mass.) and Brittany Chin (Shrewsbury, Mass.) each had two caused turnovers. 

Courtney Kendall (Waltham, Mass.) did make some fine stops for UNE (0-4 overall), making 14 saves in the contest. Johanna Currier (Holderness, N.H.) and Gina Iannazzi (Methuen, Mass.) each had two caused turnovers.

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