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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 6, 2009
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
A: Jeff Landers (Will Collins, Brendan Powers), 11:56
A: Jeff Landers (Ted Vickers, Mark Colp), 18:17
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).