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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 21, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's soccer team enjoyed the number 100 in Saturday's 4-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference win over Connecticut College.
Head coach Jen Holsten earned her 100th career coaching victory and senior forward Laura Williamson (Manchester, Conn.) became the first Colby player in program history to reach 100 career points. Holsten, a 1990 graduate of Colby, has a record of 100-69-22 in her 13th year with the Mules. Williamson, the all-time leading scorer for Colby, now has 43 goals and 15 assists for 101 career points.
Williamson also tied the career goal scoring record with her 43rd goal just 2:27 into the game off an assist from Meg Cordner (Katonah, N.Y.). She is tied with Christine O'Donnell '03, who had 43 goals and nine assists for 95 career points.
Colby (8-2-3, 3-2-3 NESCAC), which clinched a NESCAC playoff spot with the win, made it 2-0 at halftime when Katie McCabe (Watertown, Conn.) tallied at 12:45 of the opening half.
The Camels (2-9-1, 0-7-1) fought back with two goals in the opening 11 minutes of the second half to tie the game. Analisse Rios (La Paz, Bolivia) tallied off an assist from Rachael Schefrin (Boulder, Colo.) just 4:01 into the half and Schefrin tied the game with an unassisted goal at 55:19.
Colby's Libba Cox (Guilford, Conn.) got the eventual game-winning goal with 17:07 left in the game off a pass from Meggie Herlihy (Simsbury, Conn.). Cox, a midfielder, reached 50 career points and moved into sixth place all-time in Colby scoring with 21 goals and nine assists for 51 points.
Less than a minute later, Cordner added an insurance goal from a feed from Williamson.
Liza Benson (Orchid, Fla.) stopped four shots for the Mules, while Camel keeper Sarah Beaudoin (Norwich, Conn.) had seven saves.
Colby 4, Connecticut College 2
Conn College 0#2---2
Scoring: 1: Colby: Laura Williamson (Meg Cordner), 3:27; Colby: Katie McCabe, 12:45; 2: Conn: Analisse Rios (Rachael Schefrin), 49:01; Conn: Rachael Schefrin, 55:19; Colby: Libba Cox (Meggie Herlihy), 72:53; Colby: Meg Cordner (Laura Williamson), 73:35
Shots: Connecticut College 13, Colby 15. Corner kicks: Connecticut College 2, Colby 4. Goalies: Sarah Beaudoin (Conn, 90 minutes, 7 saves); Liza Benson (Colby, 90 minutes, 4 saves).