Biddeford, Maine - The Colby College Field Hockey team traveled to the University of New England and beat the Nor'easters 2-0.
After suffering only their second setback of the season this past Saturday, the Mules rebounded to get back in the win column. Their record is now 7-2, while UNE falls to 6-7. Georgia Cassidy got the scoring started right off the bat with her seventh goal of the season as the first quarter approached the four-minute mark. The assist came from Myri Skodock (pictured) for her first point of the season.
While the Mules kept the pressure on for the remainder of the half (Colby out-shot UNE 6-1 in the first 30 minutes), the host team was able to reject all other opportunities and entered the mid-way point with a score of 1-0. The second half played much closer, with UNE going toe-to-toe with Colby and actually out-shooting the Mules in the second half 9-7. Colby finally broke through with a goal by Ally Corbett for her first score of the year. Goaltender Emily Buckman pitched her third shutout of the season, and improved her goals against average to .817 and now has 58 saves on the year, good for third in both categories in the NESCAC.
Colby is back on the road Saturday when they head to Middlebury to take on the #1 team in the nation. Game time is slated for noon.
(photo courtesy of Calvin Wetmore '20)