Sunday, September 27, 2009

Colby Week In Sports

Colby Golf Finishes Fourth

Hans Noering finished tied for sixth place overall in helping the Colby College golf team place fourth at the Maine State Tournament on Saturday at Natanis Golf Course.

Colby, with one of its best finishes in many years, had a two-day total of 660. The Mules were just two shots back of second place University of Southern Maine and one back of Bowdoin College. Husson College easily won the tourney with a 619.

Noering shot a 78 on Friday and added an 82 in the second round for a 160 total. Harry Smith (82-82) and Tripp Huber (81-83) both carded a two-day total of 164 to finish in a tie for 10th place overall. Taggie Martin had a 172 total after shooting an 82 on Saturday.

The Mules are scheduled to host the Sid Farr Invitational at Waterville Country Club on Sunday at noon.

Maine State Tournament

Team scores: 1. Husson 619, 2. Southern Maine 658, 3. Bowdoin 659, 4. Colby 660, 5. Bates 662, 6. Maine-Farmington 675, 7. U. New England 677, 8. Thomas 699, 9. St. Joseph’s 699, 10. Southern Maine Community College 727, 11. Maine-Presque Isle inc.

Colby scores: Hans Noering 78-82---160; Harry Smith 82-82---164; Tripp Huber 81-83---164; Taggie Martin 90-82---172; Sam Rouleau 93-91---184

Colby Falls in Field Hockey

Lindsay Davies (Greenwich, Conn.) scored two second-half goals to offset two scores by Colby College’s Heather Quadir (Medfield, Mass.) as the Williams College field hockey team held on for a 4-3 win over the Mules at Bill Alfond Field on Saturday.

Williams is 3-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Mules are 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the conference. Colby has scored three goals in all three of its conference games, but have suffered two 4-3 losses.

The Ephs led 2-0 at halftime on goals by Lucy Rollins (Rye, N.Y.) at 11:48 and then Whitney Thayer (Lancaster, Pa.) off a penalty corner at 19:46.

Quadir scored just 25 seconds into the second half off an assist from Lucy Gerrity (Cumberland, Maine) to cut the margin in half.

Davies, though, tallied at 40:43 and 45:33 to make it 4-1. She got the second goal off the second assist on the day from Alice Bearn (Bethlehem, Pa.).

Quadir cut the lead in half again on an unassisted goal with 9:14 to play to give her seven goals on the season. The Mules tallied with just 1.4 seconds left on a penalty corner when Courtney Erskine (Turner, Maine) got her third goal.

Both goalies played well despite the amount of goals. Katrina Tulla (New Canaan, Conn.) made a number of fine stops in the second half when Colby put on a lot of pressure and finished with 12 saves. Meanwhile, Liz Fontaine (Wilbraham, Mass.) made 10 stops.

Williams 4, Colby 3

Williams............ 2 2 - 4

Colby............... 0 3 - 3


1. 11:48 WIL Lucy Rollins (2) (Alice Bearn)

2. 19:46 WIL Whitney Thayer (1) (Anne De saint phalle)

3. 35:25 COLFH09 Heather Quadir (6) (Lucy Gerrity)

4. 40:43 WIL Lindsay Davies (1) (Ariel Lyddane)

5. 45:33 WIL Lindsay Davies (2) (Alice Bearn)

6. 60:46 COLFH09 Heather Quadir (7) (unassisted)

7. 69:58 COLFH09 Courtney Erskine (3) (unassisted)

Shots: Williams 20, Colby 28. Saves: Williams 12 (Katrina Tulla 12), Colby 10 (Liz Fontaine 10)

Colby Football Loses Late

Reserve quarterback Matt Coyne (Bristol, Conn.) ran 16 yards for a touchdown with just one minute left in the game to cap a 69-yard scoring drive to help Williams College edge Colby College by a 23-19 score in the New England Small College Athletic Conference football opener for both teams Saturday at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.

Williams was playing its 1,000th game in program history and now has 610 wins in ranking fifth all-time in NCAA Division III football.

Colby (0-1) had gone ahead 19-17 when quarterback Nick Kmetz (Laurel, Del.) ran in from 2 yards out, but the extra point attempt was missed with 8:49 to go in the game.

The Ephs (1-0) came up big on a third-and-six play during their scoring drive of 2:08. Williams starting quarterback Pat Moffitt (Turnersville, N.J.) hit Bryce Bennett (Jonesboro, Ark.) on a 23-yard pass play to the Colby 16-yard line. Coyne entered the game and scored on the next play.

Colby could not get a first down in the final minute and the Ephs took over on downs to run out the clock.

The Mules had gone up 7-3 at halftime when they scored on their opening drive of the season. The Mules drove 65 yards on seven plays and got into the end zone on Dan Prunier’s 1-yard run with just 2:27 off the clock. Kmetz completed a 44-yard pass to Connor Walsh (Westwood, Mass.) on the first play of the game to get the ball to Williams’ 21-yard line. Kmetz also completed a 20-yard pass to the Williams 3-yard line to Patrick Burns (Charles Town, W.V.).

Williams got on the scoreboard with 12:44 left in the second quarter on a 29-yard field goal by Scott Sobolewski (Clifton Park, N.Y.). Williams got a good punt return of 21 yards from Tommy Tysse (McLean, Va.) and then got a Colby penalty added on to that to give the Ephs a good drive start.

In the third quarter, Colby went up 13-3 after linebacker Roger Bel (Ridgefield, Conn.) intercepted a pass and returned it 18 yards to the Williams 40-yard line. The Mules used six plays and got the touchdown when Prunier ran in from 4 yards out with 10:29 to play.

The momentum of the game changed quickly late in the third quarter. Coyne scored on a 6-yard run with 1:44 to play to cap a 76-yard, 7-play scoring drive. Moffitt had a 31-yard pass play to Nick Caro (Andover, Mass.) on the drive.

The Mules then fumbled the ball on their own 34-yard line and Williams’ Matt Zanedis (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) returned it 32 yards for the touchdown to give the Ephs the lead at 17-13.

Caro caught nine balls for 69 yards to lead Williams’ offense. Moffitt added 153 yards of passing and Coyne completed 6-of-7 passes for 37 yards and also ran for 37 yards. Ryan Lupo (Princeton Junction, N.J.) led all rushers in the game with 57 yards.

Prunier had 42 yards rushing and Kmetz threw for 128 yards. Walsh caught four balls for 55 yards for Colby.

Dylan Schultz (Lanesboro, Mass.) had nine tackles to lead the Ephs’ defense, while Brian Mellett (Walpole, Mass.) had nine stops for Colby.

Williams 23, Colby 19

Williams............ 0 3 14 6 - 23

Colby............... 7 0 6 6 - 19

Scoring Summary:

1st 12:33 COLFB09 - Dan Prunier 1 yd run (David Bendit kick), 7-65 2:27, WILFTB09 0 - COLFB09 7

2nd 12:44 WILFTB09 - S. Sobolewski 29 yd field goal, 9-15 3:26, WILFTB09 3 - COLFB09 7

3rd 10:29 COLFB09 - Dan Prunier 4 yd run (David Bendit kick blockd), 6-40 2:39, WILFTB09 3 - COLFB09 13

01:44 WILFTB09 - M. Coyne 6 yd run (S. Sobolewski kick), 7-76 3:41, WILFTB09 10 - COLFB09 13

01:21 WILFTB09 - M. Zanedis 32 yd fumble recovery (S. Sobolewski kick), , WILFTB09 17 - COLFB09 13

4th 08:49 COLFB09 - Nick Kmetz 2 yd run (David Bendit kick blockd), 20-0 7:25, WILFTB09 17 - COLFB09 19

01:00 WILFTB09 - M. Coyne 16 yd run, 10-69 2:08, WILFTB09 23 - COLFB09 19


FIRST DOWNS................... 20 12

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 33-88 35-67

PASSING YDS (NET)............. 189 128

Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 43-24-1 25-10-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 76-277 60-195

Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 1-32 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards............ 5-49 3-24

Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 4-84 5-75

Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-0 1-18

Punts (Number-Avg)............ 4-37.0 6-35.8

Fumbles-Lost.................. 0-0 1-1

Possession Time............... 27:58 32:02

Third-Down Conversions........ 8 of 17 2 of 14

Fourth-Down Conversions....... 0 of 2 3 of 4

Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 2-3 3-3

Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 1-10 0-0

RUSHING: Williams-R. Lupo 22-57; M. Coyne 5-37; P. Moffitt 3-minus 1; B. Bennett

3-minus 5. Colby-Dan Prunier 13-42; Michael Cuqua 8-16; Nick Kmetz 10-10; Roger

Bel 1-2; Conor Tidgwell 3-minus 3.

PASSING: Williams-P. Moffitt 18-36-1-153; M. Coyne 6-7-0-36. Colby-Nick Kmetz


RECEIVING: Williams-N. Caro 9-69; B. Bennett 4-45; T. Schnuck 2-25; J.C.

Stickney 2-18; J. Carroll 2-12; R. Lupo 2-10; T. Tysse 2-6; H. Montalbano 1-4.

Colby-Connor Walsh 4-55; Patrick Burns 2-31; Kenneth Prior 2-28; Spencer Merwin


INTERCEPTIONS: Williams-N. Mirkovic 1-0. Colby-Roger Bel 1-18.



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