Women’s Lacrosse falls to Colby 11-9
Williams came out aggressive in the first half, scoring just 25 seconds into the game with a goal by Bridget Malicki (Loudonville, NY). Colby found their footing around the 20:00 mark with a goal by Lindsey McKenna, assisted by Katharine Eddy, to get on the board. McKenna netted another goal for Colby at 15:06. Williams responded quickly with an unassisted goal by Nancy Palmer (Lakeville, CT) at 14:14.
At the 13:00 mark, Colby's Katie Griffin began an impressive 3-0 scoring run for the Mules. Griffin scored at 13:01, 9:21 and 5:15 to give the Mules a 5-2 lead. Williams' Natalie Gill (Medfield, MA) fired an unassisted shot at 4:17 that found the back of the net and slowed Colby's momentum going into halftime. At the break the Mules led Williams 5-3.
The Ephs opened the second half with a 3-0 run to take a one goal lead over Colby. Bridget Malicki (26:55) and Stephanie Gallo (Manhasset, NY) (25:16 and 24:32) tallied goals for the Ephs to force a Colby timeout to recollect at the beginning of the half. After the timeout Colby and Williams traded goals with Colby's Alex Mintz scoring at 19:25 followed by an Ephs goal by Natalie Gill assisted by Bridget Malicki at 13:48 and yet another Colby goal at 10:43 by Katharine Eddy. Colby took the lead at 9:08 off another goal by Eddy. The Mules added to their lead at 5:21 when Hilary Barr scored off a rebound from a shot attempt by teammate Lindsey McKenna.
The Ephs responded to Colby's scoring surge with a powerful goal by captain Sam Weinstein (Marblehead, MA) at 4:29. With 3:00 left in regulation, Williams' Natalie Gill converted a turnover by Colby's keeper into a game-tying open net goal. Neither team scored for the remainder of regulation and the game entered overtime tied 9-9.
The Ephs will pursue a NESCAC victory against Hamilton on April 17th in Williamstown.