MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- In a back and fourth game that saw seven lead changes, the Mules prevailed in a tight battle with Middlebury College, winning 14-12. The offense was led by Colton Michel and CJ Hassan, who scored four goals apiece, with Michel adding two assists. Lane Kadish also added three goals and an assist, Riley Bergstrom scored twice, and Noah Frio started the offense with the Mule's first goal of the game. Goalie C.J. Layton stopped 18 of 30 shots in goal to lead a strong defensive effort that helped Colby edge their NESCAC rivals.
In reference to Colby's play, Coach Guy Van Arsdale said, "It was a great team win. Our guys showed tremendous poise all day and never let the situation overwhelm them. I'm very proud of the growth we are making." The team's resiliency was on full display. Middlebury made a run to tie the game at 10 going into the fourth quarter, but the Mules responded with a surge of their own, outscoring the Panthers 4-2 in the last frame.
The Mules look to continue their momentum this Wednesday in their home game against Bowdoin College (7:00 PM).