Women's hockey gives Elmira tough battle

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 5, 2008
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. ­-- The Colby College women's hockey team gave sixth-ranked Elmira College all it could handle for two periods before losing 7-4 in the championship game of the Saint Michael's Tournament on Saturday.

Junior forward Becky Julian made the all-tournament team for Colby (3-4-2) after scoring three goals and dishing an assist. First-year player Stephanie Scarpato added the other goal and had two assists. Senior tri-captain Lauren Goethals also made the all-tournament team for the Mules.

Julian scored a shorthanded goal off an assist from Scarpato at 15:02 of the first period to give Colby a 1-0 lead. Elmira did tie the game after one period with a score at 18:09.

Julian put the Mules up again just 1:54 into the second period on an unassisted goal. Elmira scored the next two goals at 10:21 and 11:24, but Colby battled back and went ahead 4-3 after two periods on goals by Scarpato and Julian. The two Colby players assisted on each other's goals.

Elmira tied the game at four just 1:31 into the final period and then added three goals from 12:37 to 16:10.

Lacey Brown made 35 saves in goal for the Mules.

Elmira 7, Colby 4

Elmira          1#2#4---7

Colby          1#3#0---4

First period: Scoring: 1. COL, Julian (Scarpato), 15:02 (sh). 2. ELM, DePaul (Kivi, Steele-Norton), 18:09.

Second period: Scoring: 3. COL, Julian (unassisted), 1:54. 4. ELM, Colehour (Hart, MacNeil), 10:21. 5. ELM, Ritzel (DePaul), 11:24. 6. COL, Scarpato (Julian), 12:02. 7. COL, Julian (Scarpato), 18:58.

Third period: Scoring: 8. ELM, DePaul (MacNeil), 1:31. 9. ELM, DePaul (Kivi), 12:37. 10. ELM, MacNeil (Colehour), 15:25. 11. ELM, Coady (Huntley, Steele-Norton), 16:10.

Shots: ELM (16 ­ 14 ­ 12 -- 42), COL (8 ­ 4 ­ 8 -- 20). Saves: ELM, Cubberley (20 shots, 16 saves); COL, Brown (42 shots, 35 saves).

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