This past week, Colby Field Hockey, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Soccer wrapped up their 2022 seasons with a final round of conference play.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Colby Field Hockey hosted the Bates Bobcats, looking to finish the season on a strong note after collecting a 6–8 overall record. However, the Mules were ultimately defeated 2–6 to finish 6–9 on the season and 1–9 in conference play.
The Mules’ six wins were achieved over U-Maine Farmington, University of New England, Husson, Thomas, Saint Joseph’s, and, impressively, Tufts at Medford on Oct. 1. Considering the Jumbos came into the matchup ranked third in the conference — and finished the season ranked second — the away upset for the Mules and first win over Tufts since 2003 was especially rewarding.
Hig Sevigny `23, Pernilla Shaw `25, and Lillian Kistner `24 provided the goals in the 2–1 matchup, with Emily Loeb `24 making nine saves in net to ensure the victory. The conference certainly took note as Loeb earned herself NESCAC Player of the Week honors for the performance.
Although the Mules were not able to make the eight-team cut for playoffs, they can certainly take pride in their undefeated record in out-of-conference play and enormous upset over the NESCAC-giant Tufts.
The women’s soccer team fared similarly this season, finishing last in the NESCAC but earning a 5–0 record in non-conference games, with wins over Thomas, Husson, U-Maine Farmington, Maine Maritime, and U-Maine Fort Kent.
The Mules hosted Bates this past Tuesday to close out the regular season. The matchup ended in a 1–1 tie, with Sophie Webb `23 scoring in her last career game for the Mules off a last-minute cross from Kaleigh Quinn `25.
While the Mules struggled this season, each final scoreline reflected a close game with a 0–3 to Wesleyan being the largest deficit. Their final overall record was 5–9–1.
The Men’s team also hosted Bates this Tuesday, ultimately falling to the Bobcats 0–1. Going into the second half, the game was scoreless, and a Connecticut College loss to Wesleyan meant a win for the Mules would have secured a berth in the NESCAC playoffs. With fifteen minutes remaining, the Bobcats tucked one away for a 1–0 lead. Colby desperately hammered shots; however, they could find only the posts and keeper’s hands, as Bates protected its lead for the victory.
The men’s soccer team ended its season with an overall record of 4–4–7 and a conference record of 1–4–5.
~ Rohan Sinha `24