Field hockey at 5-2 after victory over Husson

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 2, 2013
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Natalie Fischer

BANGOR, Maine --- Natalie Fischer scored on a penalty stroke in the first half and Megan Fortier had two second-half goals to power the Colby College field hockey team to a 5-0 non-conference win over Husson University on Tuesday night.

The Mules are 5-2 overall heading into a NESCAC game at Wesleyan University on Saturday at noon. Husson drops to 6-3 overall.

Fischer's penalty stroke at 7:29 of the first half was the lone goal of the opening 35 minutes of play. The Mules had a 14-5 shot advantage in the first half and a 35-19 edge in the game.

Fortier and Misha Strage, Colby's two leading scorers this season, put the Mules up 2-0 just 55 seconds into the second half. Strage picked up her fourth assist of the season on the goal. 

Fortier added her fifth goal of the season at 48:47 to give Colby some breathing room.

McKayla Blanch scored her second goal of the season off a pass from Caitlin Murray at 55:49. Murray has a team-best six assists. Erika Johnson closed out the scoring with just nine seconds to play to get her second goal of the year. 

Colby goaltender Sarah Evans played 55:49 and made six saves. Michelle Burt was in the final 14:11 and stopped three shots. Evans has her NESCAC-best save percentage up to .909. 

Colby 5, Husson 0 
Colby............... 1 4 - 5 
Husson University... 0 0 - 0 
1. 7:29 Colby Natalie Fischer Penalty stroke
2. 35:55 Colby Megan Fortier (Misha Strage)
3. 48:47 Colby Megan Fortier (unassisted)
4. 55:49 Colby McKayla Blanch (Caitlin Murray) 
5. 69:51 Colby Erika Johnson (unassisted)

Shots: Colby 35, Husson University 19; Penalty corners: Colby 12, Husson 6. Saves: Colby 9 (Sarah Evans, 55:49, 0 GA, 6 saves and Michelle Burt, 14:11, O GA, 3 saves); Husson University 21 (Maicee Gustin, 70:00, 5 GA, 21 saves).

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