SPARKS, Md. -- The 19th-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team played a tremendous opening half, but 10th-ranked Salisbury University was just as good in the second half to take a 6-5 victory over the Mules in non-conference play Tuesday at Tierney Field.
Colby held a 5-1 lead at halftime after holding the Gulls to just four shots in the first half. Salisbury had a 13-5 shot advantage in the second half. The Mules had just four turnovers in the opening 30 minutes, but had 11 in second half. After Colby won all seven draw controls in the first half, the teams tied 3-3 in the second half.
With the draw control advantage, the Mules had the ball for much of the first half. Perticone scored from Madeleine Hatch with 6:16 remaining to intermission for a 3-0 lead.
Perticone has eight goals and eight assists for 16 points in Colby's opening five games. Smith scored her 11th of the season. Hatch and Klein both had three draw controls.
Alissa Talbert had one goal and two assists, while Dana King had two goals. After scoring one goal in more than 36 minutes of play, Salisbury scored five goals from 23:33 to 4:38.
Klein also finished with three caused turnovers, while Hatch had three ground balls.