Maguire, Fortier lead field hockey past Husson

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 30, 2012
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Lauren Zion had one goal Sunday. (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Erin Maguire (Wolfeboro, N.H.) scored the first three goals of the game and leading scorer Megan Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) added two goals as the Colby College field hockey team took a 7-1 non-conference victory over Husson University on Sunday in the rain at Bill Alfond Field.
Colby moves to 4-4 overall and finished the regular season with a 4-0 mark in non-conference games, while Husson fell to 6-6 overall.
Maguire scored all three goals in a span of about 14 minutes in the opening half. She took the short pass off a penalty corner from tri-captain Lucy Gerrity (Cumberland, Maine) and ripped a shot for a 1-0 lead at 11:44. Maguire made it 2-0 just 1:15 later when she took a pass from Caroline Keaveney (Greenwich, Conn.) and had her shot delect high and into the upper left corner of the net. Erika Johnson (South Pomfret, Vt.) pushed a pass over to Maguire in front for her third goal with 9:30 to play.
Fortier made it 4-0 at 28:56 when she found some space and scored unassisted.
Melissa Souza (East Bridgewater, Mass.) smacked in a shot off a penalty corner pass from Sabrina Vaillancourt (Newport, Maine) to give Husson its lone goal with 3:35 to halftime.
Fortier, who leads Colby in scoring with five goals and six assists for 16 points, had her second unassisted goal when her shot from the left side clanked off the right post and into the back of the cage just 4:21 into the second half.
Senior tri-captain Lauren Zion (Beverly, Mass.) made it 6-1 at 45:10 when she got open and fired in a shot from about 10 yards. Caitlin Guiney (Concord, Mass.) scored the final goal at 6:35 from Caroline Chessare (Hopkinton, Mass.)
Colby, which had a 24-5 shot advantage, received three saves from Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.). Maicee Gustin (Dexter, Maine) stopped five shots for Husson.
Colby 7, Husson 1
Husson.............. 1 0 - 1
Colby............... 4 3 - 7
1. 11:44 Colby Erin Maguire (Lucy Gerrity) - Penalty corner
2. 12:59 Colby Erin Maguire (Caroline Keaveney)
3. 25:30 Colby Erin Maguire (Erika Johnson)
4. 28:56 Colby Megan Fortier (unassisted)
5. 31:25 Husson Melissa Souza (Sabrina Vaillancourt) - Penalty corner
6. 39:21 Colby Megan Fortier (unassisted)
7. 45:10 Colby Lauren Zion (unassisted)
8. 60:35 Colby Caitlin Guiney (Caroline Chessare)
 Shots: Husson 5, Colby 24. Saves: Husson 5 (Maicee Gustin 5), Colby 3 (Michelle Burt 3).

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