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Wesleyan Edged by No. 8 Colby, 7-3

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team came up short of an upset over No. 8 Colby College on a rainy Saturday afternoon, as the Mules prevailed with a 7-3 NESCAC win at Smith Field.

Wesleyan: 3-5, 0-4 NESCAC
Colby: 6-1, 4-1 NESCAC


  • Wesleyan trailed by one at halftime, 3-2, but the Mules scored four unanswered goals in the second half en route to the win.
  • The Cardinals' goals were scored by juniors Rachel Aronow, Meredith Smith and Liana Mathias, while sophomore Julia Black recorded the lone assist. Becca Phillips '17 recorded five draw controls and Sara Bennett '18 registered two ground balls. Nina Labovich '16 made five saves in net.
  • Colby was led by Lexie Perticone and Emilie Klein with two goals each. Maddie Hatch, McGara DeWan and Abby Hooper each scored a goal as well, while Klein and Emma Marjollet led the team with two ground balls a piece. Izzy Scribano stopped six shots in goal.
  • The Cardinals held a commanding 10-2 lead in draw controls, but turned the ball over 17 times to Colby's nine. The Mules also outshot Wesleyan, 24-15.


  • Colby scored the first goal of the game at the 23:29 mark as Hooper dished it off to Perticone in front of the net.
  • The Cardinals evened the score over five minutes later on a goal from Aronow, but back-to-back goals from the visitor's at the 15:23 and 5:57 marks put Colby ahead by two.
  • With 4:43 remaining in the half, Smith took advantage of a free position shot and found the back of the net to cut the deficit to one.
  • Neither team would score the rest of the way as Colby took a 3-2 lead at the break.


  • Klein scored the first goal of the second half at the 23:07 mark to put Colby ahead by two.
  • The visitor's would score three more goals at the 15:10, 6:46 and 5:34 marks to put the game out of reach.
  • Black assisted Mathias on the last goal of the game, with 4:28 remaining on the clock, to get within four.
  • The Mules would hold on to defeat the Cardinals by a final score of 7-3.


  • The Cardinals return to the field Wednesday, April 6 and will play at Little Three rival and No. 9 Amherst beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Colby is back in action tomorrow and will play at non-conference foe Wellesley at 1 p.m.