Late Goal Lifts Women's Soccer Past Colby

September 28, 2013

Katlyn Casey scored her first career goal with 4:48 remaining, lifting Middlebury (5-1-1, 3-1-1) to a 2-1 NESCAC win over Colby (1-4, 0-3) on Dragone Field. The Panthers held a 30-6 shots advantage in the game, but found themselves trailing 1-0 at the half. Middlebury returns to action at Skidmore on Wednesday night.

Colby scored on its only shot of the first half, with the marker coming just 4:30 into the contest. After miscommunication by the Panther defense, Annie Papadellis found herself free and scored with a shot to the lower right corner. The goal was her team-leading third of the season.

Middlebury threatened when Julia Favorito found Scarlett Kirk in the 32nd minute. Kirk split the defense and saw her shot go wide as Colby keeper Emily Brook had come out to challenge. The Panthers put on more pressure late in the half but a pair of chances just missed, sending the Mules into halftime with a 1-0 advantage.

Middlebury nearly tied the game early in the 52nd minute, and broke through seconds later when Kate Raszke netted the first of her career. After a shot from Kirk was saved, the ball came back out to Raszke who scored with a shot to the top right corner from the top of the box to make it a 1-1 game.

The Panthers looked to take the lead in the 70th minute, but a shot from Kirk hit the crossbar after a nice feed from Carter Talgo.

Casey’s game-winner game at the 85:12 mark. Moria Sloan crossed a pass from the left, that went over the head of Kirk and through the keeper, with Casey waiting on the backside for the finish.

Elizabeth Foody made four saves in goal to earn the win, while Brook finished with a dozen stops for Colby.