WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Sasha Fritts capped off a huge week for her and the 16th-ranked Colby College women’s lacrosse team by scoring a collegiate-high seven goals in a 15-12 win at Williams College on Saturday.
Fritts, who had five goals in an 18-9 win over eighth-ranked Bowdoin on Wednesday, scored her seven goals on just eight shots. She is up to 28 goals and three assists for 31 points this season.
Colby improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the NESCAC. The Mules are firmly in fourth place in the league with two games left. The three teams behind them – Wesleyan, Bowdoin, and Tufts – all lost to Colby this season. The Mules play host to Colorado College in a non-conference game Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Colby won its seventh straight game Saturday and now have at least a seven-game winning streak in four of the past five years. The 2013 team started the season at 8-0, while the 2015 team also won eight straight.
Lexie Perticone scored on all four of her shots to improve her season totals to a team-best 42 points on 23 goals and 19 assists. Kelsey Bowen added two goals and one assist, while Emma Banks scored on her only two shots of the game.
Goalie play was one of the keys of the game, with Izzy Scribano stopping 10 shots for the Mules. Two Williams goalies combined for just two stops.
Colby scored its 15 goals on 20 total shots. The Ephs had advantages in shots (29-20), draw controls (20-9), and ground balls (26-19). Both teams were strong on free-position shots, with Colby converting four of five and Williams finishing 5-for-7. The teams combined to go 5-for-5 on free-position goals in the second half.
The Mules opened up a 6-3 lead in the opening half after Banks converted a free-position shot with 2:34 to the break. Williams, however, scored twice in the final 1:05 to make it 6-5.
The Ephs came out ready to play in the second half. Williams scored five of the opening seven goals to take a 10-8 lead with 17:12 left in the game.
Fritts scored three goals, while Perticone and Bowen both scored twice in the final 16:28 to end the game on a 7-2 scoring run. Emma Tenbarge tallied with 14:40 remaining for Williams to keep the Ephs ahead by an 11-10 margin. The Mules, though, scored five goals in less than eight minutes to go up 15-11. Bowen had both of her goals and an assist during the run.
Georgia Lubrano had a team-high four ground balls for the Mules. Perticone also had two caused turnovers and three ground balls. Gemma Bready added three ground balls, one draw control, and one caused turnover. Emilie Klein had four of Colby’s nine draw controls.