Women’s lacrosse season ends at quarterfinals

As has seemingly become a tradition over the last few years, Colby women’s lacrosse played yet another extremely close, one-point game against Bowdoin. Unfortunately for the Mules, the hard fought 12-11 NESCAC Quarterfinal loss would be their last of the year, capping off a largely successful season.

Because every game against the Polar Bears since 2010 has been decided by a single point, the Mules were well aware that advancing to the semi-finals would be no easy task, and they played accordingly. The game opened with a surging Colby offense which saw the Mules quickly grab a 4-2 lead, but a period of back and forth play put it at 6-4 with only minutes left in the first half. The Polar Bears then responded with a resounding four-goal drive, ending the half at 8-6 in favor of Bowdoin.

Half time did little to dull the excitement, as end-to-end offensive play brought the score back to 9-9 with 21 minutes to go. Bowdoin then launched their final series of attacks, creating a three-goal drive to put the score at 12-9. Despite responding well and scoring twice, the clock worked against the Mules as they could not find enough time to level the score, ending the game with 11 points, again, one point off of Bowdoin’s 12.

Despite their premature exit from the NESCAC playoffs, it remains hard to look back at the Mule’s season and not recognize the numerous positives. Senior tri-Captain Abby Hatch broke 100 career points with her three goals and one assist against Bowdoin, and was subsequently named to the All-NESCAC First Team. In addition, Mules’ midfielder Jackie Brokaw ’18 was awarded the NESCAC Rookie of the Year award. She was described by her teammate Caitlin Heaps ’17 as having “played with such confidence and sense of belonging that she stood out the entire division,” a sign that bodes well for the future of Colby women’s lacrosse.

Having posted a respectful 10-6 record in their 2015 season with numerous impressive individual performances, the Mules are without a doubt looking ahead to next year and the possibilities it brings.

Comments are closed.