Field hockey falls in playoff game

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 2, 2008

MEDFORD, Mass. --- The Colby College field hockey team played unbeaten Tufts University tough for a half for the second time this season, but the Jumbos pulled away for a 5-1 victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal game Sunday.

The eighth-seeded Mules (5-10) led nationally fourth-ranked Tufts (15-0) by a 1-0 score after Mary Clare Snediker scored off an assist from Meryl Poulin at the 11:23 mark of the first half.  Snediker, a three-time All-NESCAC selection, finished her career at Colby with 29 goals.

Tufts did battle back for a 2-1 halftime lead on goals by Tamara Brown and Michelle Kelly. The Mules only trailed 1-0 at intermission in the regular season game between the teams and that goal came on a penalty stroke.

Liz Fontaine stopped eight shots in the cage for Colby.

Tufts 5, Colby 1

Colby...............  1  0 -  1

Tufts...............  2  3 -  5


  1.  11:23 COL Mary Clare Snediker (3) (Meryl Poulin)

  2.  15:42 TUF Tamara Brown (20) (Tess Jasinski)

  3.  29:12 TUF Michelle Kelly (13) (Tess Jasinski)

  4.  37:14 TUF Marlee Kutcher (2) (Tamara Brown)

  5.  60:18 TUF Brittany Holiday (5) Penalty kick

  6.  68:36 TUF Tamara Brown (21) (Tess Jasinski)

 Shots: Colby 4, Tufts 22

 Saves: Colby 8 (Liz Fontaine 8), Tufts 0 ()

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