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PSU Women’s Lax gives strong effort in loss at #7 Colby

 WATERVILLE, Maine - Colby College junior Allie Libby (Needham, Mass.) had six goals and three assists Tuesday afternoon to lift the seventh-ranked Mules to a 24-15 win over Plymouth State University in non-conference women's lacrosse at Bill Alfond Field.

            Colby is 9-1 and has won nine straight games heading into Saturday's 11 a.m. home game with Wesleyan University. Plymouth State dropped its second game in three days to a top 10 team and fell to 5-5 overall.

            Plymouth State led 5-3 with 14:54 left in the first half, but the Mules battled back to take a 12-8 lead at the break. After trading goals in the first nine minutes of the second half, Colby went on a 7-2 scoring run over the next 10 minutes to pull away.

            Junior Kelsey MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) led the Panthers with six goals and two assists.  Senior Bethany Brown (Norwich, Conn.) finished with three goals and one assist, classmate Nicole Evans (Scituate, Mass.) and junior Amanda Spadafora (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) both had two goals and one assist, and junior Meg Cupoli (Southboro, Mass.) had three assists.

            Libby reached 50 points for the season and leads the Mules in scoring with 20 goals and 30 assists. She also contributed seven draw controls and two caused turnovers. First-year midfielder Kate Sheridan (Hingham, Mass.) had three goals and two assists, while Lauren Strazzula (Norwell, Mass.) had four goals and Courtney Drake (Falmouth, Maine) had four assists. Becky Julian (South Windsor, Conn.) had three goals and Elizabeth Ghilardi (Norwell, Mass.), Cary Finnegan (West Hartford, Conn.) and Carrie Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn.) all had two goals.

            PSU returns home for a Little East Conference game Thursday at Arold Field against rival Keene State (4:00 p.m.)  The Owls also lost at Colby in their last outing, falling 21-3 on Sunday.  PSU (3-0) and KSC (2-0) are the only two remaining unbeaten teams in LEC play.

(Courtesy of Colby Sports Information)

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