Posted: Sep 23, 2018
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Riley Whitmyer (Bentleyville, Ohio/Psychology) stopped a penalty stroke for the second day in a row and the Colby College field hockey team made two first-half goals stand up in a 2-1 NESCAC victory over Connecticut College on Sunday.
The Mules improve to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the conference, while the Camels drop to 2-5 and 0-3 in the league.
* Emily Hogan (Waterville, Maine/Psychology) scored the Mules' first goal after Colby created a turnover in the middle of the field. Myri Skodock (Mechlenburg-Pommerania, Germany/Psychology) picked off an errant pass and pushed a ball toward the right corner. Hogan ran on to the ball and smacked a backhand shot that took a couple bounces and went past the Camel goalkeeper at 19:31.
* Molly Thomas (pictured, Wilton, Conn., undeclared) scored her first collegiate goal from Georgia Cassidy (Darien, Conn./Psychology) at 27:22 on another Conn College turnover. Sarah Gaffney (Bolton, Mass./Math) intercepted the pass and quickly got the ball to Cassidy on the right side. Cassidy smacked a long cross to Thomas, who was right in front with a backhand shot for the goal.
* Whitmyer kept the game scoreless with a terrific save on a penalty stroke by Caroline Ferro in the second half. Ferro had a solid shot to Whitmyer's left, but the Colby goalkeeper sprawled out and got her left-handed glove on the ball to knock it away.
* The penalty stroke save was even more important after the Camels scored with 1:10 left in the game on a goal from Abby King.
By the numbers
* Whitmyer finished with six saves after stopping 15 shots Saturday against Trinity.
* The Mules had a 23-9 shot advantage and an 8-4 margin in penalty corners.
Colby will play top-ranked Middlebury College on Bill Alfond Field at noon.