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Senior captain Read scores for field hockey in playoff game

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The eighth-seeded Colby College field hockey team scored just 3:20 into the second half to cut the margin to 3-2, but then had to wait out a long weather delay in a 5-2 setback to top-ranked Middlebury College in a NESCAC quarterfinal game Saturday.
 
The Mules end the season at 9-7 overall, while the Panthers move to 15-1.
 
Game highlights
* The Mules were tied 1-1 at one point in the first half, but Middlebury scored two goals to take a 3-1 lead at halftime.
 
* Colby captain Merrill Read (pictured) had the goal just 3:20 in on a driving effort toward the goal. However, moments later the game was stopped for two hours because of bad weather coming into the area.
 
* Having lost the momentum of scoring the second goal, the Mules could not manage another score. The Panthers scored about eight minutes after the delay and then tallied the final goal with 18:15 remaining.
 
* After falling behind 3:39 into the game, Colby's Emily Hogan tied the game at 1-1 when her low shot went between the legs of the Middlebury goalkeeper. Hogan finished the season with seven goals and one assist for 15 points. 
 
By the numbers
* Colby goalkeeper Riley Whitmyer had eight saves in her final collegiate game. 
 
* The Panthers had a 19-7 advantage in shots. The Mules had other good scoring opportunities from Georgia Cassidy and Read.
 
Box score

 

Field hockey tops Camels, 2-1
September 23, 2018 Field hockey tops Camels, 2-1