Field hockey earns road victory

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 15, 2009
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Meryl Poulin

BANGOR, Maine --- After scoring on two penalty corners against 12th-ranked Trinity College on Saturday, the Colby College field hockey team added two more goals off corners in taking a 2-1 non-conference victory over Husson University on Tuesday night.

The Mules (1-1 overall), who have had problems winning road games in the past few years, get a key victory after falling 4-3 in a tough overtime loss to Trinity at home Saturday. Colby plays another road game at Wesleyan University at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The two teams battled to a 1-1 halftime tie before Meryl Poulin tallied with 15:09 to play in the game off an assist from co-captain Meghan Saccone. Poulin, a junior, is up to 35 career points after also earning an assist on the first goal. Saccone, Colby's sweeper, had never scored a point in her collegiate career and now has two assists in two games.

Kelly Roth picked up her first collegiate goal for the Mules on a penalty corner just 4:26 into the game. Husson (0-1), though, battled back and tied the game on Courtney Allen's unassisted goal at 21:33 of the first half.

Liz Fontaine had six saves in the first half for the Mules in earning the win in goal.

Colby 2, Husson 1

Colby                       1#1---2

Husson                   1#0---1


  1.   4:26 C:  Kelly Roth (Meryl Poulin) - Off a corner centering from top

  2.  21:33 H: Courtney Allen (unassisted)

  3.  54:51 C: Meryl Poulin (Meghan Saccone)

 Shots: Colby 13, Husson 12;  Saves: Colby 6 (Liz Fontaine 6), Husson 6 (Kristen Capen 5; team 1).


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