Thursday, December 12, 2013
Morning Sentinel Staff
WATERVILLE -- The sixth-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team will head into Sunday's game against No. 1 Trinity unbeaten after a 12-3 win over Wesleyan University in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Colby is 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference. The Mules are 18-1 over the last seasons at home, heading into their big test against Trinity (8-0, 5-0 in the conference). The game is scheduled for noon.
Lindsey McKenna had three goals and an assist for Colby, while Kate Pistel and Dana Swaffield had two goals and an assist each. Katharine Eddy had a goal, two assists, five draw controls and two ground balls for the Mules, and Sara Miller had two goals. Katie Griffin had a game-high three assists.
Wesleyan (3-7, 0-6 in the conference) scored all three of its goals on free-position shots. Kayla Ellman, Kaylin Berger and Abby D'Angelo all scored.
Colby-Sawyer 13, UM-Farmington 8: Caitlyn Whearty and Sara Berry each scored three goals to lead the Chargers in the North Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.
Carly Baker, Nichole Danehy and Adrienne Bender each scored two goals for Colby-Sawyer (3-6, 1-0 in NAC).
Mara Balboni scored two goals and had a team-high four grundballs to lead UMF (2-5, 0-1).
Ashley Reis and Caitlyn Whearty also scored two goals for the Beavers.
Castleton 16, Thomas 4: The Spartans scored 13 consecutive goals after the Terriers took a 2-0 lead and secured the NAC win in Castleton, Vt.
Jessica Taplin led Castleton (2-7 overall, 1-0 NAC) with three goals. Jenn Day, Ceara DiBiase, Erin Nelligan, and Miranda Tinsman had the goals for Thomas (5-4, 0-1)
Wesleyan 13, Colby 12: The Cardinals scored six goals in the final 11 minutes to rally for a NESCAC win over the Mules in Middletown, Conn.
Colby (4-5, 1-4 in the conference) lead 11-7 with with 10:54 left to play. The Cardinals scored three straight goals to cut it to 11-10 with 4:48 left. Ian Deveau scored for Colby to make it a two-goal game, but Wesleyan scored three goals in the final 2:41 to earn the win.
UM-Farmington 12, Green Mountain 1: Brandon Melville scored four goals as the Beavers cruised to the victory in Poultney, Vt.
Sean Berce and Jake Linkletter added two goals apiece for UMF (2-3 overall, 2-1 NAC). Berce also had four assists and TC Peters dished out three. Josh Smith had 10 ground balls and Ben Altmaier made 19 saves.
Green Mountain is 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the NAC.
Castleton 25, Thomas 2: Zach Davidson racked up six goals and four assists as the Spartans downed the Terriers in Castleton, Vt.
Jordan Marino and Sean Machin had the goals for Thomas (1-5 overall, 0-2 NAC). Jesse Morkeski made 22 saves. Castleton (6-3, 3-0) had a 73-6 advantage in shots.
Thomas 5-7, Lyndon St. 4-4: Isiah Fleming and Cody Vigue each earned a save with clutch relief pitching as the Terriers swept the Hornets in Waterville.
In the opener, Thomas (3-11) scored all five of its runs in the first inning. Jake Chamblee got the win, and Fleming faced the minimum six batters over the final two innings for the save.
Derek Kane, Thomas Cameron, and Nate Peasley each had two hits for the Terriers in the nightcap. Eric Sucy earned the win, Dylan McNally came on to induce a double play and Vigue pitched a 1-2-3 seventh.
Castleton State 5-6, UMF 1-1: Connor Jackson pitched a no-hitter in the opener of a NAC doubleheader in Castleton, Vt.
Johnson struck out just two but got 14 groundball outs for the Spartans (10-5, 7-1 in NAC).
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