Simmons scores twice in loss to No. 1 Amherst

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 29, 2010
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Marissa Simmons

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Marissa Simmons scored two goals and Loni Pisani had 40 saves for Colby College, but top-ranked Amherst College scored two goals in each period on the way to a 6-2 victory in women's hockey at Alfond Rink on Friday night.

Amherst (12-1-4) scored twice in the opening 4:55 of the game, but Simmons tallied at 10:02 of the first to make it 2-1 after one period. She then scored just 45 seconds into the second period to tie the game, but Amherst quickly countered just 21 seconds later for the game-winning goal.

Amherst 6, Colby 2

Amherst              2#2#2—6

Colby                     1#1#0---2

1st period

A: Molly Malloy (Julia Koch, Megan Doyen), 2:09

A: Megan Curry (Geneva Lloyd), 4:55

C: Marissa Simmons (Kathy Shei, Kaitlyn Conway), 10:02

2nd period

C: Marissa Simmons (Stephanie Scarpato), :45

A: Courtney Hanlon (Michelle McGann, Alyssa Chwick), 1:06

A: Kirsten Dier (Emily Vitale, Megan Curry), 16:31

3rd period

A: Geneva Lloyd (Kate Dennett), 8:59

A: Megan Curry (Alyssa Chwick, Randi Zukas), 19:28

                Shots: Amherst 46, Colby 16. Goalies: Caroline Hu (Amherst, 60:00, 2 GA, 14 saves); Loni Pisani (Colby, 59:04, 6 GA, 40 saves).


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