NEW LONDON, Conn.--Michelle Medina (Hartford, Conn.) scored in the 79th minute of play to lift the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Colby College Sunday.
The Camels, ranked #5 in the latest NSCAA Regional Ranking, improved to 10-1 with a 5-1 mark in NESCAC play. Colby slipped to 4-6-1 with a 1-5-1 record in conference action.
Connecticut College executed on a set piece to break up the scoreless tie. Rebecca Raymond (Lowell, Mass.) delivered a long cross. There was a scramble for the ball at the near post side but Medina sprinted to the far post and buried the difference making goal into open netting.
Sophomore Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made three saves en route to her seventh shutout of the season. Senior Emily Brook (Dedham, Mass.) finished with 10 saves for the Mules.
Bilodeau and Kempainen are excited to be the first Camel soccer team to have 10 wins since 2002.
"It's really a dream come true," Bilodeau said. "It's amazing to be 10-1. Our team has set a new precedent for the years to come. I'm just looking forward to the games for the rest of the season and whatever comes after that. "
Kempainen credits Connecticut College Head Coach Norm Riker and his staff for their leadership.
"He's put a belief in us that we can win and we are a winning team," Kempainen asserted. "We've created a culture where we go hard, we have confidence in each other and we have trust in each other. We trust our coaching staff. He's adjusted our formations according to our personnel. He's just a very intense, very supportive coach. He's prepared us to succeed and that is why our season is going the way it is right now."
Connecticut College held a 14-to-5 advantage in shots and a 6-to-2 edge in corner kicks.