Williamson, McCabe tie records as Colby women's soccer wins

Contact: Bill Sodoma
Date: September 30, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Laura Williamson (Manchester, Conn.) and Katie McCabe (Watertown, Conn.) each tied Colby College women's soccer team records on the same play when Williamson got the eventual game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Middlebury College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.

With the game tied 1-1, Williamson headed in a cross from McCabe with 3:19 left in the first half. Williamson is now in a tie for the all-time scoring lead at Colby with Christine O'Donnell '03. Williamson has 41 goals and 13 assists for 95 career points, while O'Donnell had 43 goals and nine assists for 95 points. Meanwhile, McCabe notched her 18th career assist to tie Meghan Fitzpatrick '94.

Liz Morbeck (Seattle, Wash.) scored off a pass from Meg Cordner (Katonah, N.Y.) with 18:49 left in the first half to give the Mules (5-0-2, 2-0-2 NESCAC) a 1-0 lead.

Middlebury's Nora Tomlinson Weintraub (Burlingame, Calif.) tied it at 1-1 off an assist from Erin Pittenger (McCall, Idaho) with 8:48 left.

Colby goalkeeper Liza Benson (Orchid, Fla.) did the job in the second half and finished with 11 saves. She has allowed just three goals in the opening seven games. Adele Plunkett (Austin, Texas) made five stops for the Panthers.

Colby 2, Middlebury 1

Middlebury      1#0-----1

Colby          2#0-----2

1: C: Liz Morbeck (Meg Cordner), 26:11

M: Nora Tomlinson Weintraub (Erin Pittenger), 36:12

C: Laura Williamson (Katie McCabe), 41:41

        Shots: Middlebury 24, Colby 17. Corner kicks: Middlebury 5, Colby 2. Goalies: Adele Plunkett (Middlebury, 90 minutes, 5 saves); Liza Benson (Colby, 90 minutes, 11 saves).

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