#19 Colby College 19 Connecticut College 11 Loesch Tallies Two Goals, Three Assists for Camels

#19 Colby College 19 Connecticut College 11 Loesch Tallies Two Goals, Three Assists for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior Lexi Perticone (Darien, Conn.) had five goals and two assists to lead #19 Colby College to a 19-11 victory at Connecticut College today.

The visiting Mules improved their record to 3-2 with a 2-2 mark in the NESCAC. The Camels are 0-5 with a 0-3 mark in conference action. 

Junior Kendall Smith (Glen Ridge, N.J.) chipped in with five goals for the winning side.  Maddie Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.) registered six points with three goals and three assists for the Mules.  McGara DeWan (Glen Rock, N.J.) had nine draws and two ground balls.

Sam Burch (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) made one save the first half. Sophomore Izzy Scribano (Darien, Conn.) stopped eight shots in the second stanza. 

Julia Loesch (Charlotte, N.C.) had two goals and three assists for the Camels. Senior Tina Balzotti (Duxbury, Mass.) netted four goals. She needs just one point to reach the century mark for the Camels. Hannah Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) tallied a goal and two assists for the hosts.

Kirby Heffrin (Marblehead, Mass.) scored twice in the contest with a team-best eight draws.

Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) made six saves in the opening half of action. Meg Raskin (Westwood, Mass.) turned aside 11 shots in the second stanza, limiting Colby to six goals. 

Balzotti all four of her goals in succession to spark the Camels on a 4-0 run. Donegan was the facilitator on her fourth score with 21:44 remaining and Connecticut College enjoyed a 4-3 lead. Later on in the half, Lacey Hale (Winchester, Mass.) executed on a nice spin move to catapult the Camels out to a 7-5 advantage.

But Colby stormed back, netting seven of the last eight goals of the half. Junior Sasha Fritts (Darien, Conn.) took a pass from Maddie Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.) and flicked on in with 6.4 seconds left in the opening half to make it a 13-8 contest at the break. 

Hatch provided some key offense in the second half, putting in a runner with 18:26 remaining to make it a 17-9 game.

The visitiors were able to hang on for the 19-11 victory.