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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 23, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Heather Quadir (Medfield, Mass.) continued her hot start to the season with three goals and one assist to power the Colby College field hockey team to a 5-0 non-conference win over St. Joseph's College on Wednesday night at Bill Alfond Field.
Quadir has five goals and four assists for 14 points in Colby's 3-1 start to the season. She scored the first three goals of the game and added the assist on the fourth score.
The Mules, who play host to Williams College at 1 p.m. Saturday, went ahead for good when Quadir tallied at 12:36 off a pass from Sally Klose (McLean, Va.). Colby went up 2-0 at the halftime break when Lucy Gerrity (Cumberland, Maine) picked up her first collegiate point with an assist on Quadir's second goal with 7:08 to play.
Quadir scored just 5:19 into the second half on a short blast from the right side of the goal. She took a pass from Ashley Wagner (Sudbury, Mass.), closed in on goal, and ripped the shot past St. Joseph's goaltender Meaghan Johnson (Portland, Maine).
First-year forward Courtney Erskine (Turner, Maine) got her second goal of the season when she pounded home a shot from immediately in front of the goal off a cross by Quadir.
First-year midfielder Connie Jangro (Reading, Mass.) got her first collegiate goal on a short shot off a pass from Wagner.
Colby goalies Liz Fontaine (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Casey Atwater (Baltimore, Md.) combined for three saves to earn the shutout. Johnson had seven saves for the Monks.
Colby 5, St. Joseph's 0
St. Joseph's 0#0---0
C: Heather Quadir (Sally Klose), 12:36
C: Heather Quadir (Lucy Gerrity), 27:52
C: Heather Quadir (Ashley Wagner), 40:19
C: Courtney Erskine (Heather Quadir), 47:44
C: Connie Jangro (Ashley Wagner), 65:47
Shots: St. Joseph's 6, Colby 16. Penalty corners: St. Joseph's 2, Colby 8. Goalies: Meaghan Johnson (St. Joseph's, 70:00, 5 GA, 7 saves); Liz Fontaine (Colby, 42:00, 0 GA, 3 saves) and Casey Atwater (Colby, 28:00, 0 GA, 0 saves).