Sports ShortsRunner EVA LAUER ’15 finished in 26th place as WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY placed ninth among 51 scoring teams at the NCAA New England Region Qualifier Championships on Nov. 12 at Bowdoin. Lauer was fourth among first-year runners with a time of 22:06.45. BEROL DEWDNEY ’13 finished 31st in 22:12.94, while CLAIRE DUNN ’13 clocked a 22:51.24 to take 53rd place. LAYNE SCHWAB ’13 (59th), KATE CONNOLLY ’14 (73rd), CLAIRE CANNON ’13 (85th), and SOPHIE WEAVER ’14 (91st) were Colby’s other runners. Dewdney finished sixth at the NESCAC meet at Amherst Oct. 29, helping the Mules finish fifth of 11 teams. Her strong season earned her a place on the All-NESCAC First Team. ABBY CHERUIYOT ’12 placed 26th at the ECAC Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships at Williams Nov. 5. Colby finished fourth out of 40 teams. … With four first-years in the top 100, MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY jumped to 14th place in the NCAA New England Region Championships at Bowdoin Nov. 12. The results, an improvement over last year’s 18th-place finish, bode well for the future. Colby placed six runners in the top 100, including BEN LESTER ’15 at 77th, CHARLIE COFFMAN ’15 at 81st, BRIAN DESMOND ’13 at 93rd, WILL MCCARTHY ’15 at 94th, MATTHIEU NADEAU ’12 at 97th, and JEFF HALE ’15 at 98th. COREY PARK ’12 was close behind at 106th. … WOMEN’S SOCCER made the playoffs, falling to Middlebury 2-0 in the NESCAC quarterfinal round at Middlebury Oct. 29. The Mules, the seventh seed in the tournament, ended the season at 7-7-1. The team was backed by goalkeeper EMILY BROOK ’15, who brought a 1.47 goals against average into the playoffs. Brook had seven shutouts in the season, including wins against Hamilton and Bates, and a close 2-1 loss to Williams. Colby clinched its playoff spot with a 1-0 win on ALEX YORKE ’14’s goal over Bates in the regular-season finale. NIKKI PICKERING ’12 led the team with four goals and an assist during the regular season. CAMI NOTARO ’15 had three goals, while KATE LAXSON ’13 had a team-high three assists. … MEN’S SOCCER also advanced to the NESCAC playoffs, falling to Amherst in the quarterfinals. The Mules finished the regular season strong, with a 1-1 tie with Hamilton and a tough 1-0 loss to Williams. ERIC BARTHOLD ’12 led the Mules in scoring with five goals and an assist, with midfielder ANDREW MEISEL ’13 leading in assists. Meisel’s offense—two game-winning goals and a two-for-two penalty-kick record—led to a place on the All-NESCAC Second Team and All-New England North First Team. Keeper BEN JOSLIN ’12 had a 1.09 goals against average. … FIELD HOCKEY ended its season with a tough 1-0 loss to Bates, as goaltender MICHELLE BURT ’14 finished the year with 108 saves. Colby was 4-10 overall and 1-9 in the league. … FOOTBALL recovered from an 0-4 start with a three-game winning streak only to lose to Bowdoin in the season finale, 20-10. The result was a three-way tie for the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin title. CONOR SULLIVAN ’12 passed for 102 yards and rushed for another 23, and CHRISTIAN ROMANO ’14 had 11 tackles. HENRY NELSON ’15, who had seven stops along with KALU KALU ’14, led the Mules with 59 tackles for the season.