Colby 17, Bates 6
SECOND HALF SURGE LEADS COLBY PAST BATES
WATERVILLE, Maine After a tightly played first half, the host and second-seeded Colby College White Mules (10-6) outscored the visiting seventh-seeded Bates College Bobcats (9-8) 13-2 in the second en route to a 17-6 victory in the first round of the ECAC tournament.
Bates jumped out to a 3-1 lead midway through the first half on goals by rookie Lori Jessup (Hatboro, Pa.), senior Erin Flynn (Newton, N.J.) and sophomore Kathrene Tiffany (Boston, Mass.). The White Mules responded late in the stanza, including a pair of goals by sophomore Marcia Ingraham (Georgetown, Mass.) that helped knot the score, 4-4, at halftime.
Colby maintained the momentum through the early stages of the second half, scoring the first four goals to open up an 8-4 lead. Bates rookies Carrie Smith (Chevy Chase, Md.) and Catherine Crosby (Lincoln, Mass.) scored the next two goals as Bates climbed back into the game at 8-6, but the White Mules held Bates scoreless over the final 20 minutes while scoring nine unanswered goals to take the win.
Colby's Ingraham scored a game-high four goals, while Cara Dionisi, Robin MacColl and Angela Pappas also recorded hat tricks. Tiffany led Bates with a goal and an assist. Bobcat goalkeeper Liz Coulson (Devon, Pa.) made five saves and sub Jen Strahle (Ridgewood, N.J.) had two, while Colby's netminders, Anna Schierberl Scherr and Mary Zito combined for 19 saves.
Bates (9-8) 4 2 -- 6 Colby (10-6) 4 13 -- 17 Goals: Bates - Catherine Crosby, Erin Flynn, Lori Jessup, Liz Lawler, Carrie Smith, Kathrene Tiffany. Colby - Marcia Ingraham 4, Cara Dionisi 3, Angela Pappas 3, Robin MacColl 3, Amanda Epstein, Lauren Gremelspacher, Ally King, Katy Wheeler Assists: Bates - Tiffany. Colby - MacColl 2, Ingraham, King, Gremelspacher, Wheeler, Dionisi, Pappas. Goalies: Bates - Liz Coulson, 53 Min, 5 SV, 15 GA. Jen Strahle, 7 Min, 2 SV, 2 GA. Colby - Anna Schierberl Scherr, 30 Min, 14 SV, 4 GA. Mary Zito, 30 Min, 2 SV, 2 GA.