Colby Edges out Amherst, 6-5

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Mark Melander (Bowdoinham, ME) notched three goals and an assist, all in the first half, to lead Colby College (6-1) to a 6-3 victory over Amherst College (5-3). The White Mules entered the game ranked No. 13 in the nation, while Amherst stood at No. 21.

Melander opened up scoring six minutes into the match before Amherst's Robbie Gibson (South Salem, NY) equalized at 1-1 three minutes later. The White Mules rattled off three goals, two with a man-advantage, for a 3-1 lead just 1:06 into the second period, and Colby boasted a 4-2 lead at halftime.

Colby never trailed. Amherst tallied the final goal of the match with just 26 seconds remaining on the second of two Kyle Bohannon (Boca Raton, FL) goals. Colby keeper Brian Frank (Essex Falls, NJ) made 16 saves on 27 Lord Jeff shots while Bryan Goldstein (Milton, MA) held off 13 of 29 White Mule shots on goal.

Amherst will face Bates College (4-2) tomorrow at 2:00pm at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

Colby (6-1)		2	2	1	1 -- 6
Amherst (5-3)		1	1	2	1 -- 5

Scoring Summary
Per.	Time	Team	Goal (Assist)
1	6:06	C	Mark Melander
1	9:23	A	Robbie Gibson
1	10:14	C	Jeff Boyer (Melander)
2	1:06	C	Melander (Matt Williams)
2	3:54	C	Melander (Williams)
2	4:07	A	Gibson	
3	3:02	A	Kyle Bohannon
3	6:21	C	Lyle Bradley	
3	12:01	A	Todd Robin
4	1:16	C	Ryan Kelly
4	14:34	A	Bohannon (James DeLuca)

Composite Scoring
Colby		G	A	P
Melander	3	1	4
Williams	0	2	2
Bradley		1	0	1
Boyer		1	0	1
Kelly		1	0	1
Totals		6	3	9

Amherst		G	A	P
Bohannon	2	0	2
Gibson		2	0	2
Robin		1	0	1
DeLuca		0	1	1
Totals		5	1	6
Shots: A 27, C 29.
Goalie Saves: A Bryan Goldstein 13, C Brian Frank 16.
Ground Balls: A 30, C 36.
Faceoffs Won: A 7, C 8.
Penalties: A 5 (4:00 minutes), C 7 (5:00 minutes).
Extra Man: A 0/6, C 2/5.

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