Women's soccer slams USM

GORHAM, Maine -- Hannah Brozdowski (Easton, Conn.), Nicola Katz (Brookline, Mass.), and Kara Wilson (Concord, Mass.) all scored their first collegiate goals for the Colby College women's soccer team in a 7-1 win at University of Southern Maine on Tuesday.

Colby improves to 3-4 overall heading into Saturday's 11 a.m. game with Middlebury College.

Aliza Van Leesten (New Haven, Conn.) added one goal and two assists for the Mules. Brozdowski had back-to-back goals for the Mules, while Laura Arnold (Dallas, Texas) had the other goal.
Colby took little time to take control, scoring just 1:15 into the contest. Van Leesten had a pretty cross from the right side to Arnold for the score.
The Mules continued to put pressure on the the Huskies after the goal. Brozdowski scored her first goal on a play started off a rebound. Brozdowski tracked down the ball and put a shot over the goalkeeper's head.
Brozdowski did more damage just moments later to make it 3-0. Katz pushed a pass to Brozdowski, who broke in alone for the score.
Katz (pictured) scored her first goal in a Colby uniform just 42 seconds later off a through ball from Mary Farnkoff, who had her first collegiate point with the assist.
Wilson used her speed to score the Mules' fifth goal at 27:17 of the first half. She broke away from a defender and went in alone on goal.
After the halftime break, USM broke the shutout at 63:59 on a goal by Olivia Mull. Colby goalkeeper Samantha Rizzo made the initial save, but the rebound came to Mull.
Van Leesten scored her first of the season when she dribbled through some defenders and her shot hit off the far post and went in the goal at 71:54. 
The prettiest goal of the game was saved for last on Catherine Fraser's first of the year. Van Leesten lofted a cross into the box and Fraser headed the ball in to the near post.
The Mules had a 24-4 shot advantage and a 4-1 margin in corner kicks. Rizzo was credited with one save, while Taylor Canastra stopped 13 shots for the Huskies.


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