Weekend Recap

To start off the weekend recap, the Men’s soccer team secured their first conference win of the season with a dominant 4-1 victory over Trinity. Colby Men’s soccer followed up a stunning double overtime victory over Maine Maritime Academy with a showcase of offensive and defensive prowess. The Mules were the clear leaders in the first half, outshooting the Bantams 7-2 and attempting five corner kicks. The Mules’ offensive efforts were realized when Ethan Fabricant ‘22 found the back of the net, assisted by Sam Wilson ‘23. Goalkeeper Matt Morin ‘22 managed to shutout the Bantams in the first half. The Mules pulled away during the second half with Ethan Fabricant ‘23 scoring his second goal of the game. Trinity was quick to respond, scoring just 30 seconds later. The constant offensive pressure paid off with captain Asa Berolzheimer ‘20 striking a pass from Dexter Kalderon ‘22 to the back of the net. Minutes later, Ryan Seaman ‘23 capitalized on a free kick to bring the Mules up 4-1. The Mules will host the Gordon Fighting Scots this Tuesday, September 17 at 4:00 PM after The Echo has gone to print. 

For the Women’s soccer team, the Mules’ shutdown defense early last week secured an overtime tie against NESCAC rival Bowdoin. The Mules had an offensive advantage during the first half, outshooting Bowdoin 4-2 and creating scoring opportunities. Bowdoin pressed back in the second half, maintaining possession in Colby’s half and firing eight shots and attempting six corners. During the final minute of the game Bowdoin began an all out attack to secure the victory but Sofia Oliveira ‘21 was there to block the header. During overtime, the Mules resisted further Bowdoin attacks resulting in a tied game. Goalkeeping duties were shared by Dani Lonati ‘20 and Shannon Gray ‘21 who secured the shutout with a combined 11 saves. Heading into the weekend the women took on the Trinity Bantams and secured a 2-0 win over another

NESCAC team. Olivia Grief ‘21 secured an early goal off a penalty kick just three minutes into the game, and it was not ten minutes later that Grief netted another goal for Colby. As of writing, Grief has scored every goal for Colby this season, bringing her total to four goals. The team now sits 2-1-1 and will face Tufts away. 

The golf team competed in the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Bates College. Overall the team took 4th place and sat just a single shot behind the host team Bates. However, Jack Grifith ‘21 posted a solid +13 over par to secure himself the third place individual finish. The team will next compete in the Husson invitational this upcoming weekend.

Women’s volleyball secured their second victory of the season with a three set victory over the visiting St. Joseph’s College early last week. The Mules dominated their opponents, preventing the Monks from reaching 20 in any of the three sets. The Mules offense was again led by Elizabeth Middlebrook ‘21, generating 14 kills. First year setter Morgan Selby ‘23 set the foundation for the Mules with 28 assists. On the defensive end, Samantha Shultz ‘23 kept the ball in the air with 11 digs. As the team moved towards the weekend they took a trip to Wooster, Ohio to participate in the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic. The Mules took on teams such as Oberlin, Wooster, Baldwin Wallace and Pitt.-Bradford on their trip. The Mules secured just a singular win from their trip to the Midwest against Pitt.-Bradford. The volleyball team will face two conference teams this coming weekend against Middlebury and Amherst both at home and will also play Endicott though they are not in Colby’s conference.

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