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WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby All-American Kate Pistel scored four goals and teammate Lindsey McKenna had three goals and one assist as the eighth-ranked Mules held on for a 10-9 win against rival and 12th-ranked Bowdoin on Wednesday night at Bill Alfond Field.

The Mules won their 15th consecutive game on Bill Alfond Field dating back to the 2010 season. Colby is 6-0 at home this season and stand at 24-5 on its turf in the past four years. Colby (11-1 overall, 7-1 NESCAC) will finish the regular season with road games at Middlebury and Bates, but the Mules clinched the opportunity to host a NESCAC quarterfinal game on April 28.

With the Mules leading 8-7, McKenna scored her 32nd goal of the season and her 75th career goal in just two years off a pass from Sarah Lux with 5:14 to play. Pistel scored unassisted with 3:19 to play and the Mules seemed to have control at 10-7.

Bowdoin fought back when Carolyn Gorajek scored unassisted with 2:01 to play. The Polar Bears cut it to 10-9 when Elizabeth Clegg had another unassisted goal with 49.9 seconds to play. The Polar Bears won the draw control, but turned the ball over and the Mules ran out the clock.

Gorajek and Clegg both had three goals and one assist for Bowdoin, which trailed 6-5 at halftime.

Claire Donegan added two goals, four draw controls, and one caused turnover for Colby. Kirsten Karis and Katie Griffin each had three ground balls. Alex Mintz had the other goal for the Mules and Lux finished with two assists.

Katie Stewart had one goal, three caused turnovers, and two ground balls for Bowdoin. Katie Herter added four draw controls.

Michelle Burt made 10 saves in net for Colby, while Tara Connolly made seven stops.