Field Hockey Scores Seven At Colby

September 27, 2008

Middlebury broke open a 3-2 game with four second half goals on its way to a 7-3 NESCAC road win at Colby. The Panthers (6-0 overall, 3-0 NESCAC) are ranked second in the country, while Colby falls to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the league.

The Mules put a scare into the Panthers in the first 16:05 of play in taking a 2-0 lead. Heather Quadir notched her seventh goal of the season with an assist from Meryl Poulin just 1:46 into the opening half. Caitlyn Lancaster tallied at 16:05 off a pass from Quadir to give Colby a brief lead.

Chase Delano took over the game in the final 7:27 of the first half. She assisted on a goal by Sophie Thompson with 7:27 to play and then tied the game at 2-2 with only 1:30 to the break on a pass from Mullery Doar. With Middlebury on a penalty corner, Delano scored unassisted with no time left for a 3-2 halftime lead.

The two teams split goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, while the Panthers went up 4-2 on Thompson's second goal of the game from Marnie Rowe. However, Colby battled back when Amy Campbell knocked in a shot off a pass from Lancaster about 10 minutes into play to make it a 4-3 game.

After Colby had a goal called back that would have tied the game, Middlebury tallied three straight times in a span of 4:01. Heather McCormack scored at 56:45 and then assisted on Delano's goal at 59:43. Rowe tallied the game's final goal at 60:46 for Middlebury's seventh goal.

Middlebury 7, Colby 3
Middlebury 3#4---7
Colby 2#1---3

1st half
C: Heather Quadir (Meryl Poulin), 1:46
C: Caitlyn Lancaster (Heather Quadir), 16:05
M: Sophie Thompson (Chase Delano), 27:33
M: Chase Delano (Mullery Doar), 33:30
M: Chase Delano, 35:00
2nd half
M: Sophie Thompson (Marnie Rowe), 36:39
C: Amy Campbell (Caitlyn Lancaster), 45:05
M: Heather McCormack, 56:45
M: Chase Delano (Heather McCormack), 59:43
M: Marnie Rowe, 60:46

Shots: Middlebury 24, Colby 9. Penalty corners: Middlebury 10, Colby 6. Goalies: Caitlin Pentifallo (Middlebury, 70:00, 3 GA, 4 saves); Liz Fontaine (Colby, 70:00, 7 GA, 13 saves).