April 24, 2013

Husson Upsets Colby-Sawyer in First Round

Freshman Alissa Fallon (Kennebunk, Maine) scored with 29 seconds left to propel sixth seed Husson to an upset over third seed Colby-Sawyer in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) first round, Wednesday afternoon. 

Husson improves to 4-9 and will play second seed Thomas on Saturday at Castleton. The Chargers end the season at 7-9.

Fallon led all players with five goals. Junior Caitlyn Stauffer (Brookfield, Conn.) added three goals for the Eagles. Senior goalie Chelsea Kondratowicz (Kingston, N.Y.) made 12 saves in the win.

Colby-Sawyer was led by senior Laurel Bauer's (Bradford, N.H.) three goal effort. Eight other Chargers added single goals. Freshman goalie Karley Hamilton (Bradford, Vt.) stopped five Husson shots.

Stauffer opened the scoring 1:24 into the game, but the lead was short lived as Colby-Sawyer responded with a pair of goals in a 25 second span.

Husson retook the lead 3-2 three minutes later on goals from Fallon and junior Haley Huntington (West Gardiner, Maine).

The Chargers then rattled off three straight goals over the next five minutes to take their largest lead of the game, 5-3.

The Eagles knotted the game at 5-5 with 8:47 left in the first half, but Colby-Sawyer scored two of the last three goals in the half to take a 7-6 lead at the break.

Husson began the second half with three straight goals to take their biggest lead of 9-7.

The teams then alternated the next four goals to keep the game with a two goal difference at 11-9.

With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Colby-Sawyer got a pair of goals from Bauer and sophomore Nichole Danehy (Billerica, Mass.) to even the game at 11-11.

Fallon scored the game-winner with 29 seconds on the clock to lift Husson to the 12-11 upset victory.

Colby-Sawyer outshot the Eagles 29-20, but solid goaltending by Kondratowicz kept the game close.

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