Tough league loss for Colby field hockey

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 25, 2010
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Kelly Roth

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. --- The tough-luck Colby College field hockey team fought back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game in regulation only to lose for the second straight time in overtime in a 4-3 setback at Williams College on Saturday.

The Mules (1-3 overall, 0-3 NESCAC) also fell in overtime last Saturday at home to Wesleyan in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game.

Colby fought valiantly from behind the entire game. The Ephs (2-2, 1-2) took a 1-0 lead on a Karyn Moss goal at 12:14 of the first half, but the Mules made it a 1-1 game at halftime when Kelly Roth scored unassisted with just 28 seconds to play.

Williams appeared to take control of the game with two goals in less than one minute. Margie Fulton tallied at 51:26 and Katie Pettengill followed up with another Eph goal at 52:17 for a 3-1 margin with less than 18 minutes to play.

Colby forward Heather Quadir tallied for third time this year with 9:58 to play in regulation to put the pressure on Williams. Courtney Erskine also scored her third goal this season off an assist from Olivia Lattanzi just 2:07 later to tie and send the game to overtime.

In the 7-on-7 overtime session, Nicolle Perry scored 6:18 into play on an unassisted goal. Wesleyan scored its overtime goal last week at 6:51 of overtime.

Liz Fontaine stopped seven shots for the Mules, who had a 12-4 advantage in shots in the second half after Williams held the Mules to one shot in the first 35 minutes of play.

Colby returns to action Sunday with a 2 p.m. non-conference road game at New England College.

Williams 4, Colby 3, OT

Colby                    1#2#0---3

Williams              1#2#1---4


1st half

W: Karyn Moss, 12:14

C: Kelly Roth, 34:32

2nd half

W: Margie Fulton (Meera Sivalingam), 51:26

W: Katie Pettengill, 52:17

C: Heather Quadir, 60:02

C: Courtney Erskine (Olivia Lattanzi), 62:09


W: Nicolle Perry, 76:18

               Shots: Colby 13, Williams 17. Penalty corners: Colby 7, Williams 11. Goalies: Liz Fontaine (Colby, 76:18, 4 GA, 7 saves); Katrina Tulla (Williams, 76:18, 3 GA, 5 saves).

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