Women's soccer blanks UMF to win third straight game

FARMINGTON, Maine -- Catherine Fraser scored a pair of goals and the Colby College women's soccer team made it three wins in a row with a 4-0 victory over University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday.

The Mules, under first-year head coach Kristin Shaw, improve to 6-5 overall. The Mules are already two wins above last year's 4-10 mark.

After playing 24 minutes without a goal in the game, Colby scored three times in a span of 13:14 to go up 3-0 at intermission.

Emily Martin scored unassisted at 24:17 for turned out to be the game-winning score.

Senior Emilie Klein, a defender for most of her career, scored her first collegiate goal at 33:32 off an assist from Aliza Van Leesten. Klein had all three of her shots on goal Tuesday. Van Leesten, the NESCAC Player of the Week for last week's games, leads the Mules with three goals and three assists for nine points.

Fraser gave the Mules an insurance goal before halftime on an unassisted tally at 37:31. She scored on both of her shots against UMF (6-7). Fraser's second goal came 5:19 into the second half off a pass from Hannah Brozdowski.

Colby goalkeeper Sam Rizzo improved to 6-4 overall while making just one save. Kiana Thompson also is 6-4 and stopped 10 shots for the Beavers.

The Mules had a 22-7 shot advantage and an 8-1 corner kick margin. Colby went 5-0 in non-league play this season.

Colby will play at Amherst College on Saturday at noon. The Mules play their final three regular season games at home against Bowdoin College, Hamilton College, and Bates College.

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