WATERVILLE, Maine — Kendall Smith and Lexie Perticone each had five points on the day to help the 10th-ranked Colby College women’s lacrosse team win for the eighth straight time in a 21-14 non-conference victory over Colorado College on Thursday at Bill Alfond Field.
Besides the big offensive totals, the teams combined for 63 fouls in a physical game.
Smith had four goals and one assist, while Perticone added three goals and two assists. Perticone reached 50 points on the season with 29 goals and 21 assists.
Sasha Fritts, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association National Offensive Player of the Week for last week, had four goals. She has 16 goals in her last three games. Fritts also had five caused turnovers and three ground balls.
Kelsey Bowen also had four points on the day with three goals and one assist for the Mules. Emilie Klein and Maddie Hatch both had one goal and two assists. Celeste Murtha finished with two goals and the Mules had single goals from Emma Banks, Gemma Bready, and Cassie Rodgers.
Steph Kelly led the Tigers with one goal, four assists, and five draw controls. Sadie Cole added three goals and one assist.
The Mules had a 41-21 shot advantage in the game, but the Tigers were able to get the most of their shots on goal. Colorado College also had a 20-16 advantage in draw controls.
Klein had four caused turnovers, two ground balls, and one draw control. Jackie Brokaw added two caused turnovers, two draw controls, and two ground balls. Georgia Lubrano finished with two caused turnovers and two ground balls.
Mary Taussig had four caused turnovers, two draw controls, and two ground balls for the Tigers. Lily Benjamin added four draw controls, while Cole Vanacore had four ground balls.
The game was tied 2-2 when the Mules went on a 4-0 scoring run to up 6-2 with 19:27 to halftime. Colorado College cut Colby’s lead to 12-9 with 2:45 remaining to intermission, but Emilie Klein scored a key goal with just eight seconds to play.
Klein’s tally started a 7-0 scoring run to help the Mules get up 19-9 with 15:09 left in the game. The Tigers scored five of the next six goals to get as close as 20-14 before Banks closed out the scoring with 2:13 to play.
Izzy Scribano stopped two shots in 49:42 and Sam Burch made one save in the final 10:18 for the Mules.
Zoe Frolik played the final 49:27 of the game for Colorado College and made nine saves. Remy Wells stopped two shots in the opening 10:33 of the contest.