Staff report

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Crysti Tsujiura scored her first collegiate goal with just 1 minute, 2 seconds left in the game to lift Colby College past Connecticut College 2-1 in New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s soccer action Saturday.

Kate Laxson also scored for Colby (1-0-0, 1-0-0). Emily Brook made four saves.
Lily Cannon had the goal for the Camels (0-1-0, 0-1-0). Natalie Signor made six saves.

Field hockey

Conn. College 3, Colby 2: The Mules jumped out to a two-goal lead, but the Camels rallied to earn the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in New London, Conn.

Megan Foriter and Ellie Donohoe scored their first collegiate goals as Colby jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second half.

Brittany Fitzgerald, Jennifer Morgan and Heidi Halsted scored for Connecticut College.
Becca Napolitano had seven saves for Conn. College, while Michelle Burt had 10 saves for Colby.

Men’s soccer

Colby 0, Conn. College 0: Sophomore goalie Cody Funkhouser earned his first collegiate shutout as the Mules tied the Camels in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in New London, Conn.

Connecticut College had 17 shots in the game and Funkhouser had six saves for the Mules. Camels’ goalie Casey Marini had two saves.

Cross country

Men: Bates College had both individual winners at the Class Relay Meet.
James LePage won the junior/senior division while John Stansel was the top first-year/sophomore finisher.

LePage finished in 15 minutes, 46.97 seconds while Stansel checked in with a time of 15:37.54. The Bobcats swept the meet.

Colby captain Ben Desmond finished in 15:54.04 for a fifth-place finish in the junior/senior division.
In Biddeford, UMF’s Jackson Fortin, an Erskine graduate  finished 26th at the University of New England Invitational. Fortin finished the 8000-meter course in 31:48, leading the Beavers to a sixth-place finish. Teammate Kevin Lind, a Cony graduate was 73rd in 37:03.

Women: Colby’s Berol Dewdney was the top finisher at the Class Relay Meet in Waterville, finishing in 18:36.6 to take the junior/senior division.

Bates College won both races. Erica Zelter won the first-year/sophomore race in 19:00.76 for the Bobcats.

Colby first-year runner Alanna McDonough finished fifth in 19:58.68.
In Biddeford, Farren Welzel was the top female finishers for UMF in 52nd place in a time of 24:07.

UMass-Amherst 29, Maine 30: Mt. Blue graduate Kelton Cullenberg finished first for the UMaine men’s cross country team in a meet Amherst, Mass.

Cullenberg finished in a time of 18 minutes, 20.54 seconds.

For the University of Maine women, Annabelle Wilson finished third and the Black Bears lost 26-33.


The Colby women continued their strong start to the season by winning the Colby Invitational title.
The Mules defeated Simmons College 3-2 and Maine Maritime Academy 3-0.

First-year players Natalie Roy and Kim Donaldson turned in strong performances for the Mules.

Roy had 14 kills, nine digs and three aces as Colby sank Simmons College 3-2 (25-23, 25-9, 21-25, 19-2, 15-12).

In a 3-0 win over MMA, Donaldson had three block, two aces and nine kills.

Also Saturday: Oakland native Hannah Thornberg scored two goals to help the Endicott field hockey team beat Colby-Sawyer 8-1 in New London, N.H.

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