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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 25, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Misha Strage (Westport, Conn.) scored her first two collegiate goals in a span of 1:10 in the first half to help the Colby College field hockey team take a 5-0 halftime lead on the way to an 8-0 non-conference win against Thomas College on Tuesday night at Bill Alfond Field.
Strage was one of three Colby players to score their first collegiate goals. Junior Erika Johnson (South Pomfret, Vt.) and sophomore Caitlin Guiney (Concord, Mass.) also scored for the first time in their college careers. Erin Maguire (Wolfeboro, N.H.), a transfer from Drew University, added her first goal at Colby and dished two assists.
Colby captains Lucy Gerrity (Cumberland, Maine) and Lauren Zion (Beverly, Mass.) also tallied for the Mules (3-3 overall). Kaitlyn O'Connell (Danvers, Mass.) had the other score.
Gerrity scored on a long blast off a long pass from Kellie Walsh (Andover, Mass.) to give the Mules a 1-0 lead just 4:44 into the contest.
Thomas goaltender Sofia Sourgiadakis (Littleton, Mass.) made 10 stops in the first half and kept her team in the game for about 20 minutes. Strage scored at 19:42 when she smacked in a centering pass from Maguire and added her second goal at 20:52 when she tipped in a shot from Caitlin Murray (Chatham, N.J.) off a penalty corner.
Maguire took a long pass from Megan Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) and used some nice work with her stick to get in on goal and score as she was being taken down with 7:33 left to halftime. Zion had her first goal of the season when she tipped in a hard blast off the stick of Walsh on a penalty corner for a 5-0 margin.
Guiney was left alone in front and knocked in a nice cross from Maguire with 14:22 left in the game. Johnson tallied with 1:03 to play when she poked in a rebound off a shot from Fortier. With no time on the clock, O'Connell finally knocked in a shot after a scramble that started off a penalty corner.
Thomas (2-6) played Jasmine Bishop (Waterville, Maine) in the second half and she stopped eight shots.
Colby goalkeepers Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Sarah Evans (Cohasset, Mass.) both played 35 minutes. Evans had the lone save for Colby, which had a 34-2 shot advantage and a 9-2 penalty corner margin.
Colby 8, Thomas 0
Thomas.............. 0 0 - 0
Colby................. 5 3 - 8
1. 4:44 Colby Lucy Gerrity (Kellie Walsh)
2. 19:42 Colby Misha Strage (Erin Maguire)
3. 20:52 Colby Misha Strage (Caitlin Murray) - Penalty corner
4. 27:27 Colby Erin Maguire (Megan Fortier)
5. 31:27 Colby Lauren Zion (Kellie Walsh) - Penalty corner
6. 55:38 Colby Caitlin Guiney (Erin Maguire)
7. 68:57 Colby Erika Johnson (Megan Fortier)
8. 70:00 Colby Kaitlyn O'Connell Penalty corner
Shots: Thomas 2, Colby 34
Saves: Thomas 18 (Sofia Sourgiadakis 35:00, 10 saves, Jasmine Bishop 35:00, 8 saves), Colby 1
(Michelle Burt 35:00, 0 saves, Sarah Evans, 35:00, 1 save)