WATERVILLE, Maine – The Connecticut College women's lacrosse team dropped a NESCAC contest to No. 19 Colby by a 15-3 score on Friday afternoon at Bill Alfond Field.
The Camels found themselves scoring first and trading goals for the second straight game against a NESCAC opponent. Freshman Hannah Lombard (Ipswich, Mass.) drove through traffic to put the Camels on the board at the 27:07 mark and then broke another tie when she found sophomore Clara Bisson (Sudbury, Mass.) for another tally with the team playing up at 17:34.
Colby (3-3, NESCAC 1-3), however, recovered and controlled the remainder of the half by rattling off five unanswered goals. Sasha Fritts gave the Mules their first lead of the game by finding the back of the net at 9:18 and then added two more to give her team a 6-2 advantage at the break.
The Mules dominated the second half and ended up netting 14 straight goals before the Camels were able to cash in again. Junior Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) kept her streak of scoring at least once alive by finding the back of the net with nine seconds on the running clock to seal the final outcome.
Fritts led Colby by providing seven goals on 10 shot attempts. She also scooped up six ground balls and caused two turnovers, as the Mules had a commanding 29-16 advantage in shot attempts. Izzy Scribano finished with nine saves in 52 minutes of action to pick up the victory in the net.
Juniors Jackie Cooney (San Rafael, Calif.) Erin Martin (Scituate, Mass.) and Navoni made solid contributions for the Camels, who were competitive until the late stages of the first half. Navoni picked up a team-high five ground balls, while Cooney corralled four ground balls and caused two turnovers. Martin notched a team-leading three caused turnovers, and senior Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) stopped eight shots in the setback.
Connecticut College (2-5, NESCAC 0-4) returns home to host Eastern Connecticut State on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.