Sep 22, 2018
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Charlotte White (pictured, Washington, D.C./undeclared) tied the game with 4:05 remaining and then assisted on Catherine Fraser's (Orono, Minn./Environmental Policy) game-winning goal with only 1:40 to play in powering Colby College women's soccer to a thrilling 3-2 win over Trinity College in NESCAC play Saturday.
* Fraser's shot was a dream blast for any soccer player -- 30 yards out and to the upper left corner of the goal over the goalkeeper's outstretched hands. After a turnover by Trinity at midfield, the ball was quickly pushed ahead to White in the middle of the field. The Bantams made a mistake by giving White too much room and she was able to push a pass over to Fraser, who beat a defender and immediately ripped the shot.
* White did it all on the tying goal, first deflecting a clear that went all the way back inside Trinity's penalty box. White raced into the area and won the ball, pushing a pass to the right to Olivia Greif (Needham, Mass./Government and Economics). The shot by Greif banged off the crossbar and went directly to Sarah Lofstrom (East Bridgewater, Mass./Government), who pushed a pass to White about seven yards out. White, with a defender on her back, quickly turned and put a low shot to the right corner.
* The Mules had the start they wanted, scoring just 4:37 into the contest on White's first goal of the game. The Bantams turned over the ball deep in their own end and White made them pay. She beat a defender to the ball and had her hard shot go head-high to the right corner of the net.
* Trinity (2-4 overall, 0-3 NESCAC) went ahead 2-1 on goals by Cami Beath at 17:30 and Tricia Pollock on a penalty kick at 27:59.
By the numbers
* Colby goalkeeper Dani Lonati had four saves.
* The Mules had a 17-12 shot advantage and a 2-0 margin in corner kicks.
Colby (3-2 overall, 1-2 NESCAC) plays at Connecticut College on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.