Women's soccer shuts out Trinity
Colby College women's soccer opened the season on Saturday, September 11 with a shutout against Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
The Mules and the Bantams have a history of scoreless games. Colby stands 3-0-3 against Trinity over the last six years and, in an impressive feat, has not been scored against since the 63:30 minute mark in the 2004 season.
Following an injury that kept her out of soccer last season, Colby's Jayde Bennett '13 returned to goal in an outstanding collegiate debut, stopping 18 of the 25 shots made by the Bantams. Lilly Pepper '13 and Emily Weedon '11 made the rest of the saves in goal to stifle Trinity.
On the offensive side, Sam Merriweather '12, Alex Yorke '14, and Julia Blumenstyk '14 all took three attempts on goal. While Trinity had the advantage in shots on goal (outshooting Colby 25-14) the Mules kept pressure on the ball and had more opportunities for corner kicks.
Following the game, Coach Holsten was "pleased with the start to the season. The team played through some adversity with the change in field, change in game time, the bus breaking down, and the high temperature. I was proud of how focused the team was on the things they were in control of on Saturday."
The 2010 season is off to a good start for the Mules who, with nine first-year players, many skilled returning upperclassmen and co-captains Su-Lin Dei Guercio '11 and Mari Crommett '11, look to make a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) playoff bid for the third year in a row.
Colby women's soccer opens up a home stand with a game on Tuesday, September 14 against University of New England.