WATERVILLE — The Colby College women’s soccer team exploded for four goals in the second half to turn a one-goal halftime lead into a 5-0 win over the University of Maine at Farmington in non-conference play Sunday.

The Mules (2-3-1) scored four goals in the final 22:40, with the first from Katherine Gillespie on a rebound. Aliza Van Leesten took the original shot and it was saved by UMF goalkeeper Sam Hatch. Van Leesten scored 1:50 later when Laura Arnold pushed a ball forward. Arnold also had the assist on Colby’s fourth goal when her shot went off the post and Emily Martin was there for the rebound. Arnold then closed out the scoring off a steal with just 3:42 to play.

Ashley Conley made two saves to earn her first collegiate shutout for Colby, which had a 32-3 shot advantage. Hatch stopped 14 shots for the Beavers (2-5-1).


MAINE 2, NORTHEASTERN 1: Nokomis grad Marissa Shaw scored the game-winning goal with an assist from Skowhegan’s Jessica Skillings to lead the Black Bears to the win in Orono.

Sydney Veljacic also scored for Maine (9-2). Vanessa Pryor scored for the Huskies (3-7).

THOMAS 6, RIVIER 0: Gardiner graduate Abigail Dunn scored two goals and assisted on two others to lead the Terriers to the win in Nashua, N.H.

Gabby Martell also scored a pair of goals for Thomas (5-5). Taylor Bergeron and Erika Blake rounded out the Thomas goal scorers.

Jessica Russell and Brittany Fox combined on the shutout for the Terriers, and neither faced a shot. Stevie Charest made 19 saves for Rivier (2-7).

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