Posted: Oct 03, 2018
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Hallie Schwartzman (Kennebunk, Maine) made her first collegiate goal a big one for Colby College in a 1-0 victory over University of New England in non-conference women's soccer Wednesday.
The two teams have had spirited games the past six years, with all six either a one-goal win or an overtime tie. The Mules (4-4 overall) are 3-2-1 against UNE (4-5-1 overall) over that time and have an 8-7 goal margin.
* Schwartzman's goal (pictured) started off a throw-in by junior back Lindsay Ayers (Lewisburg, Pa.) on the right side of the field. The toss went directly to senior forward Catherine Fraser (Orono, Minn.), who had a defender on her back. Fraser made a quick turn to her left and dribbled toward the right post. Her centering cross went to Schwartsman for the one-timer into the left corner of the goal with 5:07 left in the contest.
* After last year's scoreless overtime tie in Biddeford, both teams had opportunities to score before Schwartzman's goal. UNE had a terrific chance after a long throw-in bounced around in the penalty area with just under eight minutes remaining. Katie Beaudoin (Coventry, R.I.) and Vanessa Hodge (Sanford, Maine) were both trying to gather the loose ball, but Colby goalkeeper Shannon Gray (East Bridgewater, Mass.) came off her line aggressively to take the ball away.
By the numbers
* Colby starting goalkeeper Dani Lonati (Franklin, Mass.) made four saves in 26 minutes, 44 seconds, but had to leave the game with an injury. Gray, who usually enters after halftime, stopped five shots over the final 63:16.
* UNE goalkeeper Emily Ashman (Madison, Conn.) also played well with eight saves.
* The Mules had an 18-12 shot advantage, but the Nor'easters had an 11-10 margin in corner kicks.
* The Mules play host to Wesleyan University on Saturday at 11 a.m. as part of Colby's Family Homecoming Weekend.
* The Nor'easters entertain Salve Regina on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
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