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Baron earns NESCAC special teams honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — John Baron’s (Medfield, Mass./Roxbury Latin School) biggest kick of his collegiate career and some timely punting helped the Colby College junior earn New England Small College Athletic Conference Football Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Sunday. Trailing 7-6 to Williams, Baron booted a 19-yard field goal with four seconds remaining...
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Tough overtime loss for field hockey

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Colby College’s Kallie Hutchinson scored her fifth goal of the season with 10:32 left in regulation to tie the score, but Connecticut College scored in overtime to pull out a 2-1 NESCAC victory Sunday. Hutchinson leads Colby in goals and points (10). McKayla Blanch assisted on Hutchinson’s goal at 59:28 to...
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Howarth scores in men’s soccer setback

NEW LONDON, Conn.— David Howarth converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute for the Colby College men’s soccer team, but Connecticut College held on for a 3-1 win in NESCAC play Sunday. After a big overtime win at Trinity College on Saturday, the Mules dropped to 2-4-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the conference. The...
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Women’s soccer drops game to No. 22 Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.– Sam Rizzo stopped seven shots in goal for Colby College in a 3-0 loss at 22nd-ranked Connecticut College in NESCAC women’s soccer Sunday. The Mules (2-4 overall, 0-4 NESCAC) will play at University of Southern Maine on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Camels moved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the league....
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Mules win opener behind Baron, defense

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — John Baron made the biggest field goal of his collegiate career with just four seconds remaining and first-year quarterback Jack O’Brien led the Colby College football team down the field in the final two minutes of the game to lead the Mules to a thrilling 9-7 season-opening win over Williams College on...
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Men’s soccer beats Bantams in overtime

HARTFORD, Conn. —  The Colby College men’s soccer team got a second chance on a throw-in with the clock running down and Grady Jendzejec made the Mules a winner with just 37 seconds to play in overtime for a 2-1 win over Trinity College in NESCAC play Saturday. Colby is 2-3-1 overall and 1-1-1 in...
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Lawlor fourth for women’s cross country

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Colby College junior Caitlin Lawlor placed fourth overall out of 278 runners at the Williams College Purple Valley Classic on Saturday at Mount Greylock High School. Lawlor, a junior, had a time of 22 minutes, 15.4 seconds over the 6-kilometer course. MIT first-year Megan McCandless won the event in 21:58.3, Middlebury’s Abigail...
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Men’s cross country sixth at Williams meet

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The 16th-ranked Colby College men’s cross country team placed sixth overall out of 23 teams in a strong Williams College Purple Valley Classic at Mount Greylock High School on Saturday. Griffin Gagnon finished in 11th place with a time of 25 minutes, 50.9 seconds over the 8-kilometer course. The Mules, competing without...
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Volleyball beats Maine Maritime, St. Joseph’s

WATERVILLE, Maine — Karolina Serhan ripped 15 kills for the Colby College volleyball team in helping the Mules to a 3-1 victory over Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium. The Mules made it a 2-0 Saturday with a 3-0 win against St. Joseph’s College later in the day. Maine Maritime won the first...
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Women’s soccer falls at Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Colby College women’s soccer team scored just 1:16 into the second half to get back in the game, but the Mules could not get another goal in a 3-1 loss to Trinity College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday. The Mules (2-3 overall, 0-3 overall) trailed 3-0 at...
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Field hockey starts weekend with loss

HARTFORD, Conn. — Kallie Hutchinson scored her fourth goal of the season for the Colby College field hockey team, but Trinity College scored four goals in the opening half for a 5-1 NESCAC win on Saturday. The Mules drop to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the NESCAC heading into Sunday’s 1 p.m. league game at...
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L. Venditti wins consolation match

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Lydia Venditti won a consolation round match for Colby College at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Championships on Friday at MIT. Venditti fell 6-1, 6-4 to Mount Holyoke College’s Ayame Yazawa in the opening round. The Colby sophomore took a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Gordon College’s Justine Hanson in the consolation match....
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Serhan strong in volleyball setback

WATERVILLE, Maine — Bates College scored the final three points of the key second set to earn a 26-24 win on the way to a 3-0 victory over Colby College in NESCAC volleyball Friday at Wadsworth Gymnasium. Bates won by set scores of 25-14, 26-24, 25-17. The Mules play host to Maine Maritime Academy at...
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Football ready for season opener Saturday

WATERVILLE, Maine — With nearly 60 players returning from last year’s roster, the Colby College football team will look for improvement in the 2016 season. The Mules, who open the season on Saturday at Williams College, have 15 returning starters on offense and defense from the end of last season, and also return junior kicker/punter...
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Men’s soccer scores early in setback to Eagles

BANGOR, Maine — The Colby College men’s soccer team had the statistical edge and an early lead, but Husson University scored with 31 seconds left to halftime to go ahead on the way to a 2-1 non-conference win Tuesday. Colby, now 1-3-1 overall, will play at Trinity College on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Mules...
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Field hockey stays close for half against No. 1

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College gave top-ranked Bowdoin College all it could handle for the opening half, but the Polar Bears took control in the final 35 minutes for a 6-1 NESCAC field hockey win at Bill Alfond Field. The Mules drop to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in league play, and will play at 23rd-ranked Trinity...
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Mule student-athletes gather to “Hold the Hill”

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s student-athletes gathered together Sunday night in Wadsworth Gymnasium to listen to captains and Tim Wheaton, the College’s Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. After receiving long sleeve Colby athletics T-shirts with “Hold The Hill” on the back, Wheaton introduced the athletics staff and coaches. The captains took over, coming out on...
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Men’s tennis opens season with impressive win

WATERVILLE, Maine — Vlad Murad won at second singles and first doubles to help the Colby College men’s tennis team open the fall season with an impressive 8-1 victory over Babson College on Sunday. Babson (1-2) finished last season ranked 14th in the Northeast Region, while the Mules (1-0) were ranked 18th. “We  have been...
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Sullivan finishes eighth at Maine golf meet

LEEDS, Maine — Geoff Sullivan finished in a tie for eighth place and Michael Broucek was tied for 18th for the Colby College golf team at the Maine Intercollegiate Championship at Springbrook Golf Club. Sullivan shot a 76 on Sunday after carding a 77 in Saturday’s opening round for a two-day total of 153. Broucek...
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Brown, defense lead field hockey to huge win

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Senior tri-captain Tori Brown saved her first collegiate goal for just the right time and first-year goalkeeper Emily Buckman earned her first collegiate victory to help Colby College to a thrilling 2-1 win over 23rd-ranked Williams College on Saturday. The Mules (2-2 overall, 1-1 NESCAC) beat Williams at home in the 2013...
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Men’s soccer misses out on another upset

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Colby College men’s soccer team played Williams College tough for the second year in a row, but this time the Ephs took a 2-1 NESCAC victory on Saturday. Colby (1-2-1 overall, 0-1-1 NESCAC) won 2-1 in overtime last year in Waterville. Despite the Ephs’ statistical edge, Colby was right in the...
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Volleyball drops two tight matches

NASHUA, N.H. — Paige Hanssen had 19 kills and Colby College teammate Karolina Serhan added 14 kills in a tough 3-2 loss to unbeaten Rivier University on Saturday in non-conference volleyball. The Mules also dropped a 3-1 match to Regis College. Hanssen also had 12 defensive digs and three aces against Rivier. Serhan had just...
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Defense tough for women’s soccer in loss

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Samantha Rizzo and the defense for the Colby College women’s soccer team needed a terrific shot from defending national champion and top-ranked Williams College in a 1-0 setback to the Ephs in NESCAC play. “We were disciplined defensively, showed grit, and a willingness to compete,” Colby head coach Kristin Shaw said. “That...
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Volleyball drops road match to Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Colby College volleyball team had chances for victory in the first and second sets, but Connecticut College pulled away each time in the closing points in a 3-0 victory in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night. Colby (0-6 overall, 0-2 NESCAC) plays two non-conference matches Saturday in...
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Women’s tennis earns easy win over USM

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s tennis team moved to 4-0 overall with a 9-0 win over University of Southern Maine on Thursday in preparation for Sunday’s big home match with Babson College. The Mules are ranked 16th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region poll and Babson is 15th. The two teams...
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Women’s soccer night game works out with win

WATERVILLE, Maine — The first-ever women’s soccer home night game for Colby College went to the Mules in a 3-0 non-conference victory over Thomas College on Wednesday at Harold Alfond Stadium. The Mules improve to 2-1 overall heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at top-ranked and defending national champion Williams College. Thomas falls to 0-5...
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Men’s soccer wins Elm City Bowl battle with Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine — Jacob Tower scored another big goal for the Colby College men’s soccer team to help the Mules reclaim the Elm City Bowl trophy after a 1-0 non-conference win over Thomas College on Tuesday at the Terriers’ home field. Colby goalkeeper Avery Gibson, who stopped a penalty kick against Tufts, earned his first...
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Volleyball falls in league opener

WATERVILLE, Maine — After both teams played in the MIT Invitational this weekend, the Bowdoin College volleyball team opened New England Small College Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 victory over Colby College on Tuesday at Wadsworth Gymnasium. The Polar Bears, who took wins of 25-14, 25-18, 25-22, improved to 4-1 overall. Erika Sklaver had...
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Field hockey drops road game to UNE

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Despite dominating possession time in the second half, the Colby College field hockey team had a slow start in a 3-0 loss at University of New England in non-conference play Monday. The Mules are 1-2 overall heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Williams College. The Nor’easters improve to 4-1 overall, losing...
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Men’s cross country runner Kibet earns NESCAC honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Benard Kibet (Rift Valley, Kenya) started the season with a victory Saturday and was honored Monday as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week. Running at the Quarry Road Trails, Kibet blew away the field in the junior/senior race in a class meet...
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Golf team with improved finish at Bowdoin meet

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Colby College golf team began the 2016 season with a solid start by taking eighth place at the Bowdoin College Invitational on Sunday. The Mules were just three shots behind fifth place Husson University, two in back of sixth place Bowdoin College, and one stroke in back of Bates College. Colby...
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Women’s soccer beats Husson in overtime for Shaw’s first win

BANGOR, Maine — Laura Arnold scored with 1:45 remaining in overtime and head coach Kristin Shaw earned her first head coaching win at Colby College in a 1-0 victory over Husson University on Sunday. The Mules (1-1 overall) have not given up a goal during action in the field of play. Colby fell 1-0 to...
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Women’s tennis at 3-0 after easy win over Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s tennis team finished off a 3-0 weekend by dropping just two total games in a 9-0 victory over Thomas College in non-conference play Sunday. Gabriela Venditti was one of four singles players to win 6-0, 6-0  at the first position. Jamie Pine at the third spot, Emily Dyckman...
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Women’s tennis starts fall season with two wins

BOSTON, Mass. — Colby College’s Lydia Venditti and Gabriela Venditti combined to go 4-0 on the day in a 5-3 victory over Endicott College and a 9-0 romp of Simmons College in the opening two matches of the fall season. The sophomore twin sisters won in straight sets in singles and took two 8-3 wins...
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Kibet wins race for men’s cross country in win over Bates

WATERVILLE, Maine — Benard Kibet won the men’s junior/senior race to lift the Colby College men’s cross country team to a 35-20 victory (high score wins) in the class races with Bates College on Saturday at Quarry Road Trails. Bates took a tight 29-26 win over the Mules in the first-year/sophomore race, but Colby won...
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Men’s soccer battles to 1-1 tie with Tufts

WATERVILLE, Maine — After both teams started off the season with 1-0 non-conference losses, the Colby College and Tufts University men’s soccer teams battled to a 1-1 overtime tie on Saturday in the NESCAC opener. Colby bounced back from a 1-0 loss to St. Joseph’s in the season opener with a major result. Tufts won...
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Field hockey falls in conference opener to Jumbos

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College field hockey team scored two goals off penalty corners, but Tufts University had three goals in each half and had six different players score in a 6-2 victory over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference field hockey Saturday at Bill Alfond Field. The ninth-ranked Jumbos were opening...
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Women’s soccer falls in opener on penalty kick

WATERVILLE, Maine — Tufts University had a 14-3 shot advantage in the game, but the most important shot was a penalty kick for the lone goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over Colby College in NESCAC women’s soccer Saturday. The Jumbos move to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league, while the Mules...
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Alvarez-Backus, Tremblay lead women’s cross country

WATERVILLE, Maine — Mahal Alvarez-Backus finished in seventh place and was the top Colby College finisher in the sophomore/senior race against Bates College on Saturday at Quarry Road Trails. The Bobcats won 40-15 (high score wins) by taking the top six places. Bates also took a 40-15 win in the first-year/junior race. Alvarez-Backus had a...
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Volleyball finishes invitational with losses

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Colby College volleyball team fell 3-1 to Wellesley College and 3-0 to Babson College at the MIT Invitational on Saturday. Paige Hanssen finished with 10 kills and four service aces in a 25-19, 25-16, 21-25, 26-24 loss to Wellesley. Karolina Serhan added 12 kills and two aces, Elizabeth Noyes had six...
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Volleyball wins first set in two setbacks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Colby College volleyball team won the first set in each match Friday, but fell 3-1 to both Roger Williams University and University of Redlands on the opening day of the MIT Invitational. The Mules (0-2 overall) face Babson College at 11 a.m. Saturday and close out the tourney with a 1...
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Women’s cross country ready for opening meet

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s cross country team won the Maine State Championships for a 14th time last year and begin the 2016 season this Saturday ranked ninth in the New England Region. Jared Beers, the men’s cross country coach, will lead the women’s program for the first time after the retirement of...
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Men’s cross country starts season ranked 27th

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s cross country team begins the season Saturday ranked 27th in the country and sixth in the powerful New England Division III region. The Mules host Bates College in a class meet at 10:30 a.m. at Quarry Road Trails. The Bobcats are ranked 35th in the country. Colby won...
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Women’s soccer opens Saturday with new coaches

WATERVILLE, Maine — With six of the top seven scorers back and last year’s starting goalkeeper, the Colby College women’s soccer team opens the season Saturday with a new coaching staff. The Mules, under first-year head coach Kristin Shaw and new assistant coach Lacey Smith, play four games in eight days starting with Saturday’s home...
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Volleyball aims for another playoff spot

WATERVILLE, Maine – After recording the most wins in a season since 2005, the Colby College volleyball team aims for another New England Small College Athletic Conference playoff spot in 2016. The Mules, under 22–year head coach Candice Parent, open the 2016 season at the MIT Invitational Friday and Saturday. The first home match is Tuesday...
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Terwilliger a winner in Colby field hockey coaching debut

WATERVILLE, Maine — Merrill Read (Milwaukee, Wis.) and McKayla Blanch (Tewksbury, Mass.) both had two goals to lead the Colby College field hockey team to a season-opening 6-1 win over Thomas College on Wednesday at Bill Alfond Field. Colby head coach Kelly Terwilliger was a winner in her coaching debut. The Ohio State graduate and...
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Men’s soccer opens season with tough loss

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s soccer team suffered the toughest of losses in a 1-0 setback to St. Joseph’s College in non-conference play in the season opener for the Mules at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium. Jackson Taylor (Gorham, Maine) scored with just 4.7 seconds left in the game for the lone...
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New coaches to lead field hockey program

WATERVILLE, Maine – It’s a time of new beginnings for the Colby College field hockey team, which starts the season this week with a new head coach and two new assistants determined to keep the program heading in the right direction. Colby is home against Thomas College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bill Alfond...
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Men’s soccer opens season Tuesday at home

WATERVILLE, Maine – Although they were the youngest team in the New England Small College Athletic Conference a year ago, the Colby College men’s soccer team heads into the 2016 season with optimism and a more experienced team. Colby, under third-year head coach Ewan Seabrook, opens the season Tuesday at home against St. Joseph’s College...
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Brady named assistant women’s basketball coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Shannon Brady, an All-American and a New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year, is a new assistant coach for the Colby College women’s basketball program. Brady, a 2016 Bowdoin College graduate, helped the Polar Bears to three straight NCAA appearances from 2014 to 2016. “Shannon’s experience as both a...