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Field hockey falls just short against Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine – A day after beating sixth-ranked Amherst College, the Colby College field hockey team came up just short in a 2-1 setback at 17th-ranked Bowdoin College on Sunday.

The Mules had their four-game win streak snapped in falling to 9-4 overall and 4-4 in the league. Bowdoin moved to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the league. Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, and Amherst all have 4-4 records in conference play. 

Game Highlights

The Mules made it a one goal game early in the second half, scoring 8:23 into play. Lauren Walter directed a shot on net from low on the right that was initially denied by goaltender Maddie Ferrucci. Walter collected her own rebound and swept a hard shot into the back of the cage.

* Colby earned a penalty corner as time was expiring, but was unable to find an equalizer and force overtime.

* Sarah Jane Weill and Maggie Ford had first-half goals for the Polar Bears. Ford's goal came off a penalty corner.

By the numbers

* Colby goaltender Riley Whitmyer made six saves, while Ferrucci stopped five shots.

* The Polar Bears had a slight 12-10 edge in penalty corners and a 15-10 margin in shots.

Next on the schedule

The Mules make the long road trip to Hamilton College (5-4 NESCAC) on Saturday at noon.

Boxscore

http://gocolbymules.com/ sports/fh/2017-18/boxscores/ 20171015_xomi.xml

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