2016 Little East Conference Finalist

Mules Blank Southern Maine 4-0

Mules Blank Southern Maine 4-0

WATERVILLE, Maine  – Sophomore Georgia Cassidy (Darien, Conn.) scored twice to lead the Colby College Mules to a 4-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference field hockey game Wednesday evening at Bill Alfond Field.

With the win, Colby improves to 6-3 overall, and increases its record at home to 4-1 on the season.  Southern Maine drops its second straight non-conference game to stand at 4-8 on the season. 

Colby freshman Lauren Walter (Dedham, Mass./Noble and Grenough) scored with three minutes left in the first half to put the Mules ahead 1-0 before the break before Colby broke the game open in the second half with three goals.  Cassidy scored the first of her back-to-back goals in the 37th minute.  Cassidy made it 3-0 in the 57th minute before junior Eleanor Fitzgerald (Falmouth, Maine) scored just a minute later to give the Mules a solid 4-0 advantage. 

Colby held a 25-1 lead in shots, including a 13-1 advantage in shots on goal, and a 16-2 edge in penalty corners.  USM freshman goalkeeper McKenzie Cormier (Hiram, Maine/Sacopee Valley) made nine saves in the loss.  Colby junior Riley Whitmyer (Bentleyville, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) made one save in the win. 

Southern Maine returns to action on the road at Western Connecticut State (11:00 a.m.) in an LEC contest. 

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