Oct 13, 2013
WATERVILLE, Maine --- (Bill Sodoma, Colby College) The Colby College field hockey team scored three goals on penalty corners and one on a penalty stroke in a 6-1 victory over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play.
The Mules move to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in conference play, while the Camels fall to 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the league.
On senior day for Colby, it was a sophomore who did all the damage in the first half as the Mules took a 3-0 lead. Megan Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) had all three goals to move her team-leading totals to eight goals and three assists for 19 points.
Fortier put the Mules up 1-0 just 3:47 into the contest when she scored on a tough angle from the left side of the Camels' goal. She lifted a high shot that went over the shoulder of Connecticut College goalie Becca Napolitano (Hamden, Conn.).
Fortier added her second goal at 16:54 when she tipped in a shot by senior Caitlin Murray (Chatham, N.J.).
Fortier's third goal came off a corner with just 1:01 left in the half. Natalie Fischer (Freeland, Md.) settled the corner to Kellie Walsh (Andover, Mass.), who quickly passed to Fortier on the left side. Fortier ripped a hard shot for the three-goal margin.
Senior Charlotte Deavers (Huntington Bay, N.Y.) scored on a corner at 41:22 when she tipped a hard blast by classmate Fischer. Walsh also had an assist on the play.
The Mules went up 5-0 when Fischer converted a penalty stroke at 48:04.
The Camels got their goal at 51:45 when Jillian Dahrooge (Charlton, Mass.) scored her fifth goal of the season on a shot from the left side of the goal.
Colby scored its third goal on a penalty corner when Murray blasted in a shot off a pass from Misha Strage (Westport, Conn.) with 8:53 to go.
Senior goaltender Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) stopped three shots for the victory. Napolitano made six saves for the Camels.