Field hockey schedule released

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College field hockey team begins the season with six of the opening seven games in Maine, including the debut game on the new artificial turf field Saturday, Sept. 16.

Colby (6-9 in 2016) has a tough test in the season opener with a road game at Tufts University on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Jumbos are the defending NESCAC champions and made the NCAA title game last year.

The next three games are in Waterville, with a road game at Thomas College on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a rare 8 p.m. start. The new field, located adjacent to the Harold Alfond Athletics Center, will be used for the first time in a regular season game when the Mules face Williams College at 11 a.m. Colby meets Connecticut College the next day at home on Sept. 17 for a 1 p.m. start.

The second of six night games takes place when Colby and head coach Kelly Terwilliger head to Bangor for a 7 p.m. game with Husson University on Wednesday, Sept. 20. 

The Mules play five of the next seven games at home, starting with a game against Trinity College on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. Colby plays the first-ever night game on the new field against University of New England at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

After a road game against Middlebury College, the Mules play another night home game against University of Southern Maine on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. Colby heads out for another Saturday (Oct. 7) league game against Wesleyan University at 1 p.m.

The third straight mid-week night game features the Mules against University of Maine at Farmington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Colby has a tough weekend of league games when Amherst College visits on Saturday, Oct. 14, and the Mules head to Bowdoin College on Sunday.

The Mules face the long trip to Hamilton College for a noon start on Saturday, Oct. 21. Colby closes out the regular season at home against Bates College on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

2017 Colby Field Hockey Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 9: at Tufts, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13: at Thomas, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Williams, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17: Connecticut College, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: at Husson, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Trinity, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26: U. New England, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30, at Middlebury, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, Southern Maine, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7, at Wesleyan, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, Maine-Farmington, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14, Amherst, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15, at Bowdoin, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21, at Hamilton, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct.  24, Bates, 7 p.m.

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