Women's lacrosse defeats Endicott for first win of the year

BEVERLY, Mass. -- Colby College's Lexie Perticone had three goals and two assists and the Mules' defense held Endicott College without a goal in the second half in a 13-3 non-conference women's lacrosse win Tuesday night.

Grace Crowell scored her first two collegiate goals and added two assists, while Kendall Smith had four goals on four shots. Crowell also led the Mules in draw controls with three.
 

Celeste Murtha (pictured) added a pair of goals and had one draw control for the Mules (1-1 overall). Kelsey Bowen and Emma Banks also had goals for Colby, which had a 22-16 shot advantage and was 3-for-6 on free-position shots.

Izzy Scribano made six saves in 54:36 and added two ground balls. Sam Burch played the final 5:24 and made one stop.
 

Bowen and Smith both scored for Colby as the two teams traded goals for a 2-2 tie. Smith scored her second goal of the half to put the Mules up for good with 22:29 to play. Banks scored her second of the season for a 4-2 lead and was followed by three straight goals from Smith, Murtha, and Crowell for a 7-2 lead.

Endicott, after going nearly 16 minutes without a goal, scored with 1:34 to play to make it a 7-3 game at halftime.
 

Colby came out strong and took over the contest in the first eight minutes of the second half. Murtha scored on a free-position shot and Perticone scored three straight goals to push the margin to 11-3. Crowell added her second goal and Smith got her fourth to close out the scoring.

Emilie Klein had an assist, two caused turnovers, one draw control, and one ground ball for the Mules. Madeleine Hatch added two draw controls, Jackie Brokaw had a team-best three ground balls, and Gemma Bready had two ground balls and one draw control.
 

Endicott (2-1 overall) had scored a combined 29 goals in victories over Wellesley and Wheaton. The Mules play host to Wellesley on April 2.

Colby will play its home opener this Saturday against third-ranked Trinity College at 11 a.m.
 

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