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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 14, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Nikki Pickering (Keene, N.H.) scored just 1:03 into the game to give Colby College an early goal on the way to a 5-0 victory over University of Southern Maine in non-conference women's soccer Wednesday.
The Mules move to 4-5-1 overall heading into Saturday's home game with Amherst College at 11:30 a.m. The Huskies drop to 2-11 overall and play host to Western Connecticut on Saturday at noon.
Pickering scored what proved to be the game-winning goal after Meg Edwards (East Brunswick, N.J.) broke free just a minute into the game. She found Pickering, who hit a low shot into the left corner of the net.
Edwards got a goal of her own about 17 minutes into the contest when she volleyed a cross from Leah Turino (Stoneham, Mass.) into the left corner of the goal.
Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) got her first collegiate goal at 22:29 to give the Mules a 3-0 lead at halftime. She received a pass from Sam Merriweather (Los Altos, Calif.) on the left side, beat a defender, and scored to the left corner of the goal.
The Mules scored two goals in the final 11:14 of play to close out the scoring. Devin Cahill (Quincy, Mass.) scored her first collegiate goal off a cross from Meaghan Mooney (Wellesley, Mass.), who had her first collegiate assist. Kayla Kawalick (Farmington, Conn.) headed in a cross from Lexi Bohonnon (Madison, Conn.) with 6:30 to play for the final goal.
Colby 5, Southern Maine 0
C: Nikki Pickering (Meg Edwards), 1:03
C: Meg Edwards (Leah Turino), 17:14
C: Kate Pistel (Sam Merriweather), 22:29
C: Devin Cahill (Meaghan Mooney), 78:46
C: Kayla Kawalick (Lexi Bohonnon), 83:30
Shots: USM 6, Colby 30. Corner kicks: USM 1, Colby 6. Goalies: Kat Rothe (USM, 45:00, 3 GA, 9 saves) and Katie Cobb (USM, 45:00, 2 GA, 7 saves); Loni Pisani (Colby, 85:23, 0 GA, 2 saves) and Alex Essman (Colby, 4:37, 0 GA, 1 save).