Men's hockey drops games to Amherst

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 6, 2009
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Cody McKinney

AMHERST, Mass. --- Colby College's Cody McKinney stopped 32 shots, but Jeff Landers scored a pair of goals and dished an assist as Amherst College held on for a 4-2 win against the Mules in men’s hockey Friday night.

Colby is 5-11-3 overall heading into a 3 p.m. game at Hamilton College on Saturday. Amherst improved to 13-4-1 overall.

McKinney made 32 saves and kept Amherst off the scoreboard for half the game. The Lord Jeffs finally beat McKInney at 11:56 of the second period when Landers tallied. He later got his second goal at 18:17 for a 2-0 lead heading into the final period.

Chris Buonomo cut the margin to one goal for Colby at 2:24 of the third period on a goal assisted by Wil Hartigan and Billy Crinnion.

Mark Colp put the lead back to 3-1 at 5:43 of the final period and Amherst got an empty net goal from Olufemi Amurawaiye with just 1:02 to play.

Bobby Sullivan added Colby’s final goal with just 13 seconds to play off passes from Matt Strickland and Chris Talbert.

Amherst 4, Colby 2

Colby                     0#0#2---2

Amherst              0#2#2---4

2nd period

A: Jeff Landers (Will Collins, Brendan Powers), 11:56

A: Jeff Landers (Ted Vickers, Mark Colp), 18:17

3rd period

C: Chris Buonomo (Wil Hartigan, Billy Crinnion), 2:24

A: Mark Colp (Jeff Landers, Brendan Powers), 5:43

A: Olufemi Amurawaiye (Jeff Landers), 18:58 – empty net

C: Bobby Sullivan (Matt Strickland, Chris Talbert), 19:47

                Shots: Colby 35, Amherst 36. Goalies: Cody McKinney (Colby, 59:51, 3 GA, 32 saves); Jonathan Larose (Amherst, 60:00, 2 GA, 33 saves).

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