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#8 Colby College 19, Connecticut College 11 Hill Tallies Two Goals, One Assist & Game-High 5 GBs for Camels

The Class of 2010: Sara Christopher, Kristen Dirmaier, Kylee Yam and Cookie Smith
The Class of 2010: Sara Christopher, Kristen Dirmaier, Kylee Yam and Cookie Smith
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Colby College Women´s Lacrosse Team earned a 19-11 victory against Connecticut College in a NESCAC game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Saturday. The eighth ranked Mules improve their record to 11-2 and 6-2 in the conference with their fourth straight win while the Camels fall to 6-7 with a 1-7 mark in league play. Senior midfielder Kathleen Kramer (Norwell, Mass.) scored seven goals with one assist to lead visitors to the victory. Amy Campbell (North Andover, Mass.) chipped in with three goals and three assists for Colby. Junior net-minder Sarah Warnke (Lakeville, Conn.) collected 10 of her 14 saves in the opening half of action for the Mules. Connecticut College sophomore Hope Barone (North Kingstown, R.I.) had a hat-trick with three goals and a game-high seven draw controls to lead the hosts. Junior Abby Hill (Stoneham, Mass.) netted two goals with one assist and a game-high five ground balls. Rookie net-minder Kelsey Burke (Kingston, N.H.) stopped 12 Colby shots in the loss for the Camels. Kramer scored her fifth goal with 7:27 remaining in the opening half to vault the visitors out to a 9-3 advantage. However, the Camels countered with scoring strikes from Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) and Hill coming 55 seconds apart to pull to within 9-5. But Casey Thomas (Needham, Mass.) ended the half with two goals for Colby and the visitors carried an 11-5 advantage into the break. Kramer staked the Mules to their largest lead, 16-8, when she buried her seventh goal of the day with 21:08 remaining in regulation. The Camels responded by putting up the next three scores, trimming the deficit to 16-11 with 12:46 remaining on a free position goal from Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.). But Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) scored the next two goals for Colby and the Mules were able to pull away for the 19-11 win. Connecticut College held a 20-to-12 advantage in draw controls. Colby had a 28-to-24 edge in the ground balls and out-shot the Camels 40-to-32 in the win. The Camels will visit Wesleyan University Friday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game in Middletown, Conn. The Mules will host Bates College on the same day for a 7:00 p.m. game in Waterville, Maine.

April 24, 2010

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