March 30, 2013

No. 6 Colby Controls Camels to go 6-0

from press release

NEW LONDON, Conn. --- The sixth-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference after an 11-8 win at Connecticut College on Saturday.

The Mules had a long eight days away from home and came away with three victories. Colby beat Tufts last Saturday, defeated Hamilton on Wednesday in Florida, and earned a third win on the trip Saturday. The Camels fall to 2-6 overall and 0-6 in conference play.

Senior Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) scored two goals and had one assist for the winners. Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) and Sara Miller (Andover, Mass.) both scored twice for the Mules. Lindsay McCabe finished with four draw controls.

Junior net-minder Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) made 12 saves in the win.

Connecticut College senior Bri Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) scored three goals in the loss for the hosts. Lowell Abbott (Manchester, Mass.) finished with two goals. Caroline Moore (Ridgewood, N.J.) registered three draw controls.

Colby took control of the game early, scoring three consecutive goals to build a 4-1 advantage. Pistel sparked the rally with a free position goal with 24:43 remaining. With 19:52 to go, Petesch executed with a wraparound move to make it a 3-1 game. Alex Mintz (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) made it a 4-1 game with her goal at the 13:12 mark.

But the Camels bounced back. Bri Miller netted a runner from the right side of the cage with 12:24 remaining to make it a 4-2 score. Then, with 11:33 to play, Taylor Thomas (Needham, Mass.) split a pair of Colby defenders and finished with authority to make it a 4-3 game. Cecily Cushman (Marblehead, Mass.) supplied the equalizer with a free position goal at the 8:14 mark and the game was knotted up at four.

Colby responded though and the visitors ended the half with three consecutive goals from Pistel, Abby Hatch, and Katharine Eddy to take a 7-4 lead. In the second half, Petesch scored 1:12 into the third quarter with a wraparound move. Sara Miller scored the next two goals, capping the 6-0 run with 17:38 to go to put Colby in control with a 10-4 lead.

Connecticut College used two goals from Abbott and Miller's third goal of the contest with 10:32 left to cut the lead to 11-7. With 4:04 remaining, Haley Dumke (Scarsdale, N.Y.) added another score.

Lindsey McKenna and Dana Swaffield also had goals for the Mules.

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