Mules fall 11-10 despite big days from McKillop, Deveau

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 30, 2013
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Greg McKillop tied a Colby game record for assists with six. (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Greg McKillop tied a single-game record for assists for Colby College and Ian Deveau had six points on the day, but Connecticut College fought back and then held on for an 11-10 NESCAC  men's lacrosse win Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

 
Chad Sawyer had two goals and two assists as Connecticut College fought back from a 7-3 deficit early in the second quarter to take the win.

Conn College improves to 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the conference, while the Mules fall to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in league play. 

Andrew Freedman added three goals, while Pat Leary and Thomas Woessner both had two goals and one assist for the Camels. 

All-American Ian Deveau led Colby with five goals and one assist to surpass 150 career points. Deveau has 84 goals and 71 assists for 155 points. He pushed his season totals to 21 goals and seven assists for 28 points. 

Colby's Greg McKillop tied a single-game record for assists with six on the day. Josh Burns had six assists against Plymouth State in 1979 and Billy Bush dished six assists in 1993, also versus Plymouth State. 

The Camels battled back to take a 9-8 lead into the final quarter, but Colby's Garth Franklin scored his third goal of the game just 24 seconds into action to tie the contest at 9-9. Freedman put the Camels up for good with his score from Sawyer with 12:01 to play. Conn College went up 11-9 with 10:33 to play when Stephen Eichler scored unassisted.

The Camels drew further back into their zone defense and neither team could manage a goal for the next 10 minutes. Deveau tallied with 22 seconds left to play from McKillop to cut the margin to 11-10. The Mules' Bjorn Knutson won the face-off and Colby immediately took a timeout. The Camels did a fine over the final 15 seconds and the Mules could not get off a shot.

Colby again dominated the first quarter of play against the opponent. The Mules led 6-3 after the opening 15 minutes and have outscored the opponent by a 33-12 advantage this season.

Deveau put Colby up 7-3 just 1:17 into the second quarter, but Connecticut College scored the next three goals from Sawyer, Woessner, and Briggs Barton to cut the margin to 7-6. Franklin scored with just 0.2 seconds left to halftime to put Colby up 8-6.

The Camels outscored Colby by a 3-0 margin in the third quarter to take the lead. Leary tallied in a man-up situation and Sawyer and Freedman scored the other two goals. Deveau did hit the post twice in the third quarter.

Bobby Bleistein had 14 saves and scooped up three ground balls for the Camels. Jack Griffin finished with a team-high six ground balls, Jeff Smith had two caused turnovers, and Brendan Schrader and Penn Sednaoui both had three ground balls.

Knutson added six ground balls and one caused turnovers for the Mules. Peter Willauer had a big game with four caused turnovers and four ground balls, while Kenny Jacobson finished with two ground balls and one caused turnover.

Connecticut College 11, Colby 10
Connecticut College.  3  3  3  2 - 11
Colby...........................  6  2  0  2 - 10
Connecticut College SCORING: GOALS: Andrew Freedman 3; Chad Sawyer 2;
Pat Leary 2; Thomas Woessner 2; Briggs Barton 1; Stephen Eicher 1. 
ASSISTS: Chad Sawyer 2; Andrew Berry 1; Kevin Dachille 1; Jr Hartgers
1; Pat Leary 1; Thomas Woessner 1. 
Colby SCORING: GOALS: Ian Deveau 5; Garth Franklin 3; Chip Grossman 1;
John Grimaldi 1. ASSISTS: Greg McKillop 6; Ian Deveau 1; John Alex Rutan 1. 
SHOTS - Connecticut College 33; Colby 40.
Penalties - Connecticut College 2/1:30; Colby 4/3:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - Connecticut College 2-4; Colby 0-2.
FACEOFFS - Connecticut College 12-23; Colby 11-23.
GOALIES - Conn: Bobby Bleistein (60:00 minutes, 24 shots-14 saves, 10
GA); Colby: Peter Reiley (60:00, 19-8, 11).

 
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