WATERVILLE, Maine – Women's soccer opened conference play at home against the visiting Connecticut College Camels. After jumping out to an early lead, the Mules eventually fell to the Camels 2-1.
The Mules started hot despite the brisk September weather. Crisp passing, spacing, and disciplined play helped Colby work the ball up the field and keep consistent offensive pressure on the Camels. The effort came to fruition when junior forward Olivia Greif buried a goal off of a corner kick just under nine minutes into play. The Mules continued their strong play through the half, managing five corner kicks and three shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Dani Lonati anchored a strong defensive effort, saving four shots to keep the score at 1-0 going into halftime.
Connecticut College picked up the pace in the second half, sending long balls into the corners and making runs that kept the Mules on their heels. Colby kept the Camels scoreless until the 75th minute, but Kat Norton finally scored for Connecticut College on a rebound off of Colby goalie Shannon Grey. Norton added her second of the game seven minutes later when she collected and scored on a rebound off the crossbar, putting the Camels up 2-1. They did not look back, keeping the ball in the Mules' defensive end until the game finished.
The Mules move to 1-1 on the season. The team plays next at Bowdoin College on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:00 PM (EST).