Your weekend recap with the Colby College Mule

Men’s Tennis

Colby College hosted the Division III regional tennis tournament over the weekend. Jan Wenger `23 grabbed an easy two set victory over a Springfield College single before battling the Brandeis third-seeder. In an intense match, Wenger fell with a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-7. Scott Altmeyer `20 played singles as well, but he was knocked out in the first round by a player from Bowdoin college. In doubles, Altmeyer and Wenger linked up against a Bates College pairing, and they put up a tremendous match. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost. Colby had no players in the remaining days of the tournament.

Women’s Tennis

 Colby Women’s tennis had some action over the weekend as well. Carly Levitz `22 and Crystal Xu `23 pulled out a well-deserved win in the first round to advance to the next round. They eked out the victory against a tough Wellesley pair, and they would then move on to play against a Wesleyan pair in the second round. Callie Nesbitt `21 and Katharine Dougherty `22 also saw the court, but unfortunately they fell to a tough Bowdoin pair in the first round. The Mules had three players competing in the singles draw as well. Levitz managed an easy win against a player from Mt. Holyoke but fell to a Middlebury single in the next round. Xu lost to the first seed in the first round. Nesbitt advanced past the first round but had a hard-fought loss against an Amherst player in the second round.

Field Hockey 

 Colby Field Hockey managed two away wins over the weekend – one in conference against Hamilton and one against Utica. The Hamilton game was a thriller – Colby securing a win in overtime to improve their record to 5-1, 4-1 in conference. Eliza Mell `20 scored the first goal. The second goal came from Georgia Cassidy `20. Heading into overtime with a 2-2 score, Emily Hogan `21 was the Mules’ savior, who snagged the late-game winner. Against Utica, Mell and Cassidy would both record easy goals, and Hwida Nwass `23 scored her first goal of the season to seal the deal. The Mules are looking forward to having Williams College on our home turf next weekend.

Mens Soccer

 The Colby Men’s soccer team played away at Hamilton this weekend. The game was deadlocked the entire way through. We saw the first half, the second half, and overtime, but no result would come until double overtime. While both sides put shots on net, goalies too were making saves. At the 109-minute mark, a Hamilton shot was deflected by a Colby defender and barely trickled over the line. Colby looks forward to a midweek home against Husson and a game against the William Ephs at home this weekend.

 Women’s Soccer

The Colby Women’s soccer team traveled to Hamilton as well. The Continentals got out to an early start which carried through to the beginning of the second half. For their “Fallcoming” weekend, they netted two goals in the first half and three goals in the second half before Colby got a chance to strike. Charlotte White `21 would score a goal late in the game on an assist from Hallie Schwartzman `21.

Volleyball

 Colby Volleyball had a pair of matches at Bates college this weekend. In the first game, the Mules went down in the first set quickly. In the second game, the story was similar. Bates looked great on the attack, and the Mules couldn’t climb out of the hole. They’d end up losing match one 3-0. Elizabeth Middlebrook `21 led the team with 7 kills while Nicole Petherbridge `20 led the hitters with a 0.100 kill percentage. In the second game against Springfield College, the Mules jumped out quickly. They got a quick 4-1 lead off of a few different kills. Springfield struck back winning the next four points and carrying that momentum through the game, which they won 25-15. That very same momentum would carry over into game two, but they hung tough. The Pride would win the second game 25-16. Game three was hard fought by the Mules. After an early deficit, they fought their way partially back into the game before losing 25-12. Both teams were solid, and the Colby Mules look forward to a game against Husson on the road on October 2 at 7pm.

Football

 Colby Football had a tough weekend against Hamilton. Hamilton’s first score was on a deep pass. Colby would quickly hit back with a David Smith `20 touchdown after a quick drive. Turnovers caused problems for Colby as a muffed long snap led to Hamilton’s next score. Hamilton would continue with an over 60-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown. However, Moises Celaya `22 made his third field goal of the season, keeping his 100% streak. The game started falling in Hamilton’s direction from there. In the last four minutes of the first half Hamilton would score three touchdowns, leading 42-10 by the end of the half. Colby came out of the half with some fire, but they couldn’t work all the way back. Chris George `20 would score two more touchdowns, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Mules fell 45-24. Colby now sits 0-3 for the season. Colby hosts Williams College next weekend for Homecoming.