Your weekend recap with the Colby Mules

Volleyball

It was a tough weekend for the volleyball team as they continued to struggle this season. The Mules’ first of two games was on Friday, playing at Williams against the Ephs. Colby lost this one 3–0 after getting down early in each of the three sets. In the first set they were beaten 25–9. The final score in the second set was a closer with a score of 25–16, while the Mules lost the third set 25–10. Colby’s Nicole Petherbridge `20 led the Mules with five kills and two aces but it was not enough to best the Ephs. The next day the Mules made their way to Hamilton to take on the Continentals. The Mules kept it close through each of the three sets, but ended up losing each set 25–19, 25–20, and 25–22. Once again the Mules fought hard, led by Petherbridge’s 10 Ks and 3 aces. The Mules look to improve their 5–14 record with games next weekend against the Clark Cougars, Bard Raptors, and Smith Pioneers.

Men’s Soccer

Colby men’s soccer, who is 5–4–3 on the season traveled to Middlebury, VT to take on the Panthers at home in this conference matchup. The Mules went down early in the fifth minute to a goal from Middlebury’s Drew Goulart `20. The Mules battled their way back with the equalizing goal from Asa Berolzheimer `20 in the 18th minute. The match was hard fought by both teams for the next 70 minutes with great play by Mules goalie Stanley Clarke `20 who ended the game with six saves. Neither the Mules nor the Panthers could find the back of the net for the rest of regulation. Both teams went scoreless through double overtime. The Mules look to next weekend when they play the Amherst Mammoths, who are 9–0–2 for the season.

Women’s Soccer

After their dominant 7–0 victory against Husson University last week, the Mules traveled to Middlebury for a tough matchup against the 10–0–1 Panthers. Middlebury was ahead early with goals in the second, 19th and 27th minutes, all before halftime. The second half was a similar story for the Mules as the Panthers scored another goal. One positive for Colby was the second half appearance of goalie Shannon Gray `21, who leads the NESCAC in saves. Gray racked up seven second half saves to add to her impressive 60 saves total. The Mules look to get back in the win column next Saturday when they host the Amherst Mammoths.

Football

The Mules continued to struggle on the gridiron this past Sat. oct. 12 as they fell to 0–5 against Middlebury. The Mules put up a good fight against the Panthers, losing by one point (27–26). Colby showed good energy in the first half, leading the Panthers 13–0 at the half, but Middlebury took over at home in the second half, posting two touchdowns in the third and another in the fourth. The Mules defense really stood their ground against the league’s second ranked pass offense, holding them to just 172 yards in the air; however, the defense had trouble stopping the run as Middlebury amassed 245 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Colby Football travels to Hartford, CT next weekend oct. 20 to challenge the 3–2 Bantams.

Field Hockey

This Saturday the Mules travelled to Middlebury to face the top ranked 11–0 Panthers. 

In a tough conference matchup the Mules stood tough but ended up falling to the high powered Middlebury offense. The first quarter went scoreless, from both sides, as the Mules’ defense proved themselves up to the task of guarding the Panthers. In the second quarter the Mules allowed two goals while first year Kaitlyn Smith found the back of the net on her own goal in the second quarter. After the half, Middlebury scored a goal in each of the final two quarters while holding the Mules scoreless. Colby Field Hockey heads to St. Joseph’s College to take on the 10–2 Monks at home om Oct. 19.