Field hockey falls despite lofty statistics

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 20, 2009

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College field hockey team won the battle of statistics, but University of New England scored the only goal of the game in the opening five minutes of play and then held on for a 1-0 non-conference victory Tuesday night at Bill Alfond Field.

UNE improves to 10-2 overall and has won six straight games, while the Mules fall to 5-7 overall.

Michaela Franey (York, Maine) got an unassisted goal just 4:18 into the game for the game-winning tally.

UNE has been stingy on defense with just 12 goals allowed in 12 games. The squad has allowed just two goals during their winning streak. Ayla Nelson (Auburn, Mass.) earned her sixth shutout of the season with six saves.

Colby had a 20-4 advantage in shots and an 11-2 margin in penalty corners. Liz Fontaine (Wilbraham, Mass.) recorded one save.

UNE will play at Western New England at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Mules go to Connecticut College for an 11 a.m. game Saturday.

University of New England 1, Colby 0

UNE       1#0---1

Colby     0#0---0

1st half

UNE: Michaela Franey, 4:18

                Shots: UNE 4, Colby 20. Penalty corners: UNE 2, Colby 11. Goalies: Ayla Nelson (UNE, 70:00, 0 GA, 6 saves); Liz Fontaine (Colby, 70:00, 1 GA, 1 save).


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