Colby-Sawyer shuts out women’s soccer

Colby-Sawyer shuts out women’s soccer

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College women's soccer team defeated the University of Maine at Farmington, 2-0 in North Atlantic Conference action, Sunday afternoon at a fog covered Kelsey Field.

The Chargers improve to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in the NAC, while the Beavers fall to 5-5-1 and suffer their first NAC loss dropping to 4-1. 

Colby-Sawyer took a 1-0 lead at the 8:26 mark on Marion James' fourth goal of the season. Sophomore Tallon Tomasi sent a cross towards the near post where James was waiting. James then flicked the ball over the oncoming keeper into the opposite corner of the net. The goal was James' third game-winner of the year.

The Chargers scored an insurance goal with less than 20 minutes left in the second half. Junior Sarah Little took the open space in front of her as she dribbled down the left side of the field. When Little was 25 yards away from the target, she fired a bending ball into the right corner past the keeper. The goal was Little's fifth of the season. 

The Beavers' best chance came midway through the second half when junior Alexandra Crocker ripped a shot past the Colby-Sawyer keeper towards a seemingly open net. The Chargers' clean sheet was preserved by Tomasi who jumped in front of the net to deflect the ball away from going in.

Colby-Sawyer keeper Karley Hamilton earned her 10th shutout of the season and made three saves. Senior goalie Beth Lebel played a terrific first half and made nine saves, while junior Amy Jones played the final 45 minutes and made eight stops.

The home team held a 30-5 edge in shots and an 11-0 discrepancy in corner kicks.

The Chargers host Green Mountain on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mercer Field. UMaine-Farmington travels to Southern Maine on Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. contest.