April 13, 2013

McCabe and Mintz Help No. 6 Colby Escape Williams in OT

from press release

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. --- Lindsay McCabe and Alex Mintz both scored overtime goals to help the sixth-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team get out of Williamstown with an 11-9 win in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.

Colby is 9-1 overall and 6-1 in league play heading into Tuesday's 7 p.m. game at Bowdoin College.

Katharine Eddy finished with two goals and two assists, while Katie Griffin added three goals for the Mules. Lindsey McKenna and Mintz also had two goals apiece, while Hilary Barr had one score.

Williams (7-5 overall, 2-5 NESCAC) scored the final two goals of regulation to tie the game at 9-9. Sam Weinstein scored unassisted with 4:29 to play and teammate Natalie Gill added the tying score with 3:02 remaining.

McCabe made her first goal of the season a big one on a free-position shot in overtime and Mintz tallied with 31 seconds to play for an insurance goal.

Williams stayed with Colby for the opening 17 minutes of play. Bridget Malicki gave Williams a 1-0 lead just 26 seconds into the game. McKenna scored back-to-back goals with 20:33 and 15:06 to play, but Nancy Palmer tied the game at 2-2 with 13:01 remaining.

Griffin put on a show over the next eight minutes, scoring three straight goals to put the Mules up 5-2. She had the first on a free-position shot, scored unassisted with 9:21 to play, and then took a feed from Eddy for her third goal with 5:15 left. The Ephs did make it a 5-3 game at halftime when Gill scored with 4:17 to the break.

Williams stunned the Mules in the first 5:28 of the second half, scoring three straight goals to take a 6-5 lead. Malicki had one goal and Gallo scored twice, with two of the three scores on free-position shots.

Mintz tied the contest at 6-6 with an unassisted goal with 19:25 left, but Gill gave the Ephs their last lead at 7-6 with 13:48 to go. Eddy scored two straight goals to give Colby the lead back at 8-7 and Barr tallied with 5:12 to play for a 9-7 margin.

Michelle Burt stopped 10 shots in net for Colby and added three caused turnovers and two ground balls. McKenna added three draw controls, Abby Hatch and Kate Pistel both had two draw controls and two ground balls.

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