Women's soccer scores early in setback to fifth-ranked Panthers

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Kara Wilson (pictured) scored from an unbelievable angle to give Colby College an early lead, but fifth-ranked Middlebury College had three second-half goals in a 4-1 NESCAC women's soccer win Saturday.
 
The Mules are 3-4 overall and 1-4 in the league, while the Panthers move to 8-0 and 5-0 in the conference.
 
Game highlights
* Wilson's goal sequence started when Catherine Fraser made a cross that Wilson tracked down toward the right corner. She turned on a defender and booted what looked to be a cross, but the ball sailed over the goalkeeper's head and bounced into the left side of the net. Wilson was about five yards from the right end line when she shot at 4:20.
 
* The Panthers tied the game at 1-1 at 28:44 on a nice string of passes. Eliza Van Voorhis found a wide open Olivia Miller on the right side. Miller immediately crossed the ball and Sara DiCenso had a one-timer into the right corner of the net.
 
* Middlebury went ahead for good at 10:05 of the second half on Leah Salzman's score from Alex Barber. A Mules defender made a sideways clear, but the ball went directly to Barber. Salzman, who was the player who had the ball cleared from, kept going to the goal and had a one-timer to the left corner of the net.
 
* Eliza Robinson ran on to a ball and then lifted a shot from about 30 yards out that went over the head of Colby goalkeeper Dani Lonati for a 3-1 margin at 76:27. Van Voorhis closed out the scoring just 2:30 later.
 
By the numbers
* Lonati stopped five shots for the Mules, while Ursula Alwang made three saves.
 
* The Panthers had a 13-7 shot advantage and a tight 3-2 margin in corner kicks.
 
Up next
Colby plays host to University of New England on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
 
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