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Field Hockey Drops First NESCAC Match of the Season to Colby

Sophie Pollinger

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Connecticut College field hockey team came up short to Colby by a 2-1 score in the NESCAC opener for both programs on Saturday afternoon at Bill Alfond Field.

Colby (1-0, NESCAC 1-0), which outshot the Camels by a 13-2 margin in the first half, opened the scoring when Georgia Cassidy buried a feed from junior midfielder Delaney Keithley. The Camels, however, evened the score by converting on a penalty corner. Freshman Kerri Maron (Sudbury, Mass.) finished a pass from senior captain Sophie Pollinger (Summit, N.J.) with just 15 seconds remaining.

Despite surrendering the lead, the Mules applied relentless pressure and did not allow the visitors to attempt a shot in the second frame. Cassidy eventually scored for the second time on an unassisted play from the right side in the 29th minute of action and the Camels would never recover.

Emily Buckman picked up the victory by making three saves between the posts for Colby, while sophomore Jackie Mountford (Sherborn, Mass.) of Connecticut College turned away six shots in the losing effort.

Connecticut College (0-2, NESCAC 0-1) will look to pick up its first win of the season when it entertains Smith in the program's home opener on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.