Articles by: Ben Freeland

W. lacrosse holds their own in double-overtime loss to Trinity

W. lacrosse holds their own in double-overtime loss to Trinity

Despite suffering a heartbreaking 8-7 defeat in double-overtime to Trinity College, Colby Women’s Lacrosse sent a message to the rest of the NESCAC. Trinity is ranked third in Division III Women’s Lacrosse and has won five of the last six NESCAC titles, but it took them 60 minutes of regulation and nearly two full overtimes to eek out a victory […]

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Nine track and field stars head to Nationals following successful meet

Nine track and field stars head to Nationals following successful meet

It had been over two years since David Chelimo ’17 had competed in a 3,000 meter race; his two year hiatus from the event did not seem to matter as he charged to a record shattering 3k pace of eight minutes, 19.71 seconds—breaking the previous school record in the discipline, held by Jeff Hale ’15, by just under seven seconds. […]

Women’s squash slays competition to win Epps national tournament

Women’s squash slays competition to win Epps national tournament

Colby’s results after a weekend of competition at the Epps National Squash Tournament could not have been more remarkable; the Colby Women’s Squash team captured their first national tournament title in dominating fashion, winning matches against rivals Bucknell, Mount Holyoke, and Hamilton with scores of 9-0, 8-1, and 8-1 respectively. With a national ranking of 25, the women’s squash team […]

Men’s Swimming and Diving break multiple school records

Men’s Swimming and Diving break multiple school records

With one last lunge at the wall, the Colby Men’s 200 meter medley team, composed of Carter Garfield ’19, John Blackburn ’17, Xander Geiersbach ’20, and Matt Jones ’20 broke the school record—the third record break of their NESCAC championship weekend with a time of 1:33.40. This medley team was impressive, but, it was the depth of relay performances that […]

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Women’s Hockey struggles in road trip to Connecticut College

Women’s Hockey struggles in road trip to Connecticut College

Traveling to New London, Connecticut this weekend, the Colby women’s hockey team lost both of their games against NESCAC rival and ninth nationally ranked Connecticut College. The two losses keep Colby at the bottom of the NESCAC women’s hockey standings and continues an eight-game losing streak in all competitions and a 13-game losing streak in NESCAC play. Meanwhile, the formidable […]

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Women’s Hockey suffers back-to-back losses

Women’s Hockey suffers back-to-back losses

Last weekend, the Mules looked to take down Hamilton in a doubleheader at home but instead suffered back to back 3-0 defeats at the Alfond Rink. At the start of the first game, Hamilton rattled off three quick goals to take a lead that they would hold onto for the rest of the game. Goalie Hannah Insuik ’17 made 33 […]

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Men’s Hockey season preview

Men’s Hockey season preview

The leaves have fallen, temperatures are reaching sub-freezing at night, and the Alfond Rink is iced over once again; hockey season is upon us. The Colby men’s hockey team is coming off a 6-3-9 season which culminated in a seventh place finish within the highly competitive NESCAC division. Last season consisted of mixed results for the Mules. A 3-0 victory […]

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W. Soccer deafeated three times in final games of season

W. Soccer deafeated three times in final games of season

The women’s soccer team took on Bowdoin and Hamilton in a late season battle in an attempt to secure a spot in the upcoming NESCAC tournament. Alas, despite battling through two closely contested games, the Mules ultimately fell to Bowdoin 0-2 and Hamilton 0-1 in the waning seconds of a game that turned out to be the ending of the […]

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Field Hockey loses to both Trinity and Conn. College

Field Hockey loses to both Trinity and Conn. College

Coming off a stellar win over Williams in last week’s competition, the Colby field hockey team fell to NESCAC rivals Trinity and ConnecticutCollege over the weekend. The team now stands at 2-5 overall and 1-4 in conference play. The Mules fell to 23rd ranked Trinity 5-1 on a pristine Saturday morning in Hartford. The Bantams jumped out to a 3-0 […]

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