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Colby College 4, Connecticut College 3 Halsted Records Hat-Trick for Camels

Colby College 4, Connecticut College 3 Halsted Records Hat-Trick for Camels

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Megan Fortier and Misha Strage both had a pair of goals, including Fortier's game-winning tally with about four minutes to play, in Colby College's 4-3 win over Connecticut College in NESCAC field hockey Sunday at Bill Alfond Field.

Colby moves to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in NESCAC play, while the Camels drop to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the league.

Fortier finished with two goals and one assist to reach 90 career points (37 goals, 16 assists). She has five goals and three assists in five games, while Strage has six goals this season.

Heidi Halsted had all three goals for Connecticut College, which led 1-0 at 15:25 of the first half on Halsted's first tally that was scored on a penalty corner. Sophomores Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Meghan Lembo (Southington, Conn.) assisted on the marker.

Strage added an unassisted goal of her own at 19:03 to tie the contest. Fortier then put the Mules up 2-1 at halftime when she scored at 25:12 from Elizabeth Zusi.

Halsted tied the game at 2-2 about six minutes into the second half with an unassisted marker, but the Mules went up again when Strage scored from Fortier at 47:36. Halsted and the Camels cashed in on another corner at 58:06 with Bryn MacGillivray (Westwood, Mass.) assisting on the equalizer and the Camels were right in the game despite Colby dominating in shots and corners.

But Fortier's score with 3:30 remaining in regulation proved to be the difference in the contest.

Sarah Evans finished with three saves for the hosts.

 Junior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made nine saves in the setback for the Camels.

The Camels will return home to host the Wellesley College Blue this Thursday night for a 6:30 p.m. game in New London.