WATERVILLE, ME – Colby College (10-2/6-2 NESCAC) overcame the Ephs of Williams College (4-8/2-6 NESCAC) by a score of 14-9 Saturday afternoon on Bill Alfond Field.
The game featured multiple back and forth runs by both teams before Colby's Kendall Smith scored the game-winning goal with 10:36 left in the second half.
Colby opened up the first half with three consecutive goals in the first five minutes of play. However, the Ephs answered back and scored three goals in the next three minutes to even the score at 3-3 thanks to smart play by seniors Alyssa Maddalone and Natalie Gill.
The Mules then responded with three more consecutive goals to make the score 6-3 in a span of just four minutes. The Ephs responded with yet another three goal run and the score was once again tied, at six apiece. Colby junior Lexie Perticone put the Mules up by one when she scored with just six seconds remaining in the half. Colby took a 7-6 lead into halftime.
The Ephs opened the second half strong when first year Emma Tenbarge scored unassisted at 27:58 making the score 7-7. Colby scored two more to take a 9-7 lead but Williams responded quickly when Tenbarge scored her third goal of the game and Maddalone scored her third goal off of a free position attempt.
With 17 minutes left to play and the scored tied at 9 all, both teams fought with great intensity to take the lead with Colby ultimately prevailing when Perticone fed Smith for the go-ahead goal. The Mules then widened their lead to 14-9 in the last 10 minutes of play with goals from Smith, Perticone, Kelsey Bowen, and Abby Hooper.
Maddalone and Tenbarge each posted thee goals for the Ephs while Gill added two and junior Jenna Chodos had one. Senior Micaela Dussel added three assists and classmate Anne Rehfuss had one. First year Ana Alvarenga started in goal for Williams making 5 saves in 35 minutes and junior Margaret Draper contributed five more saves in the final 25 minutes.
Colby was led by Smith with four goals and two assists. Perticone had one goal and four assists while Bowen and Hooper each had three goals. First year Izzy Scribano played all 60 minutes in goal for the Mules making nine saves.
Williams will face archrival Amherst College next Saturday, April 23 at 12:00PM on Farley-Lamb Field in Williamstown, Massachusetts.