Women’s Lacrosse earns their sixth win in a row

The Colby women’s lacrosse team closed out another tremendous week, winning their fifth and sixth straight games this past weekend. The Mules have not dropped a contest since their March 12 loss to last year’s national runner-up, the Trinity College Bantams. No matter the location of the game, or how close the contest is, the Mules have found ways to get wins since starting their season 1-1.

This past weekend, Lexie Perticone ’17 absolutely lit up the stat sheet to the tune of five goals and four assists in two games. Behind Perticone’s efforts, the Mules cruised to victories over Wesleyan University and Wellesley College on Saturday and Sunday respectively. These wins come on the back of victories over Tufts and Connecticut College, and a successful spring training trip that saw them beat Union College.

In addition to Perticone’s two scores in the Wesleyan game, Emilie Klein ’17 added two goals of her own to pull the Mules ahead of the Cardinals. Colby was only up by one goal going into the intermission, but the women played inspired lacrosse coming out of the locker room, scoring four unanswered goals to take a 7-2 lead before winning by a final of 7-3. Izzy Scribano ’19 had an outstanding game in cage, going the full 60 minutes and only allowing three goals while making six saves. With this win, the women are now 4-1 in conference play and are tied for second behind Middlebury College.

The Mules followed up Saturday’s win with another fine performance against Wellesley on Sunday. Perticone and Abby Hooper ’16 both had hat tricks as the team cruised to an easy victory over the Blue. Even though Wellesley opened the scoring, Colby netted five unanswered goals in the first half to take a 6-3 lead into the break, and then walk away with a 12-6 win as the clock expired. Scribano played well in net for the second time in two days, stopping five shots in the first half. Sam Burch ’18 got some playing time as well, making three saves in 30 minutes. The team’s ability to have two goalies step up and play well shows the depth they have at all positions. In total, seven different Mules scored goals against Wellesley, highlighting how this year’s edition of Colby Women’s Lacrosse can score from up and down the roster.

After the successful run, Georgia Lubrano ’17 said of the team, “We’re coming off of a great few wins, which is always exciting. We’re happy with what we’ve accomplished so far this season, but we know that we have a lot of hard games coming up. We’re going to really have to stay focused and committed if we want to keep being successful. I’m excited to see where this can go this season.”

Lubrano has reason to be excited, as the women play their next four games at home, three of which are against NESCAC rivals. The team looks to add wins to their 7-1 record as they try and qualify for the NESCAC playoff at the end of the season.

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