Women's hockey battles past Hamilton

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 13, 2007
HAMILTON, N.Y. --- The Colby College women's hockey team opened up a 4-0 lead in the third period and then hung on for a 4-2 win against Hamilton College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.

After a scoreless opening period, Becky Julian got the Mules going with a goal at 17:29 of the second period off assists from Heather Nickerson and Kaitlyn Conway.

The Mules (4-6-3) made it 2-0 when Marissa Mullane got her first goal of the season on an unassisted tally 4:46 into the third period.

The final four minutes of the game had four goals. Colette Finley got the eventual game-winning goal at 16:18 off assists from Lauren Goethals and Conway. Amanda Comeau added what turned out to be an insurance goal at 17:06 off passes from Julian and Colette Finley.

After two straight penalties gave Hamilton a two-person advantage, the Continentals struck quickly with power play goals by Kerry Leonard at 18:25 and Kate Marek just 15 seconds later at 18:40.

Colby goalie Lacey Brown stopped 25 shots, while Hamilton keeper Kathryn Manning made just 13 stops.

Colby 4, Hamilton 2

Colby            0#1#3----4

Hamilton        0#0#2----2

2nd period

C: Becky Julian (Heather Nickerson, Kaitlyn Conway), 17:29

3rd period

C: Marissa Mullane, 4:46

C: Colette Finley (Lauren Goethals, Kaitlyn Conway), 16:18

C: Amanda Comeau (Becky Julian, Colette Finley), 17:06

H: Kerry Leonard (Jess Goldberg, Lauren Tomford), 18:25

H: Kate Marek (Kathryn Kroleski, Kristina Carroll), 18:40

Shots: Colby 17, Hamilton 27. Goalies: Lacey Brown (Colby, 60 minutes, 25 saves); Kathryn Manning (Hamilton, 59:30, 13 saves).

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