Women’s lacrosse second in NESCAC, eighth nationally
The Colby women’s lacrosse team defeated Amherst College 9-7 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play this past Saturday, April 16 in Amherst, Mass. This is the sixth-straight victory for the Mules over the Lord Jeffs. After a close first half of play, the Mules dominated the beginning of the second half to build a comfortable lead, which ultimately earned them the win.
Kate Pistel ’13, Anne Geraghty ’11 and Katharine Eddy ’14 led the eigth-ranked Mules to victory with two goals apiece. Casey Thomas ’11, Tess Petesch ’13 and Katie Griffin ’14 each added a score as well.
The 17th-ranked Lord Jeffs started the game with a 2-0 lead after goals from Annelies O’Dea and Marta Randall. Soon after, Thomas put the Mules on the board. A goal from Geraghty tied the game at 2-2. A score from Pistel gave Colby its first lead, but Amherst was quick to respond with two more goals of its own. It was Geraghty’s second tally that sent the teams into halftime tied 4-4.
The Mules came out strong in the second half and scored four times within the first 10 minutes of play. The two goals from Eddy, one from Petesch and one from Pistel brought Colby to an 8-4 lead. Griffin scored the final goal for Colby, which was followed by tallies from Amherst’s Allie Horwitz and O’Dea in the final minutes of play. Despite their efforts, the Lord Jeffs could not catch up to the Mules, who secured the win at 9-7.
Also aiding in the win was Sarah Lux ’14 with two assists. Thomas, Griffin and Petesch also contributed one assist each. Sarah Warnke ’11 had five saves in goal.
Colby now stands at 5-2 in NESCAC play and 9-2 overall. The Mules will host the University of New England this Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m.