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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 17, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Tarasai Karega (Detroit, Mich.) scored a pair of goals as the fourth-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team held on for a 4-3 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Alfond Rink.
Amherst (2-0) led 2-0 after the opening period on goals by Karega and Megan Quinn (Wakefield, Mass.). The Lord Jeffs went up 3-0 when Lindsey Harrington (Westford, Mass.) tallied just 2:31 into the second period.
The Mules (0-1-1) got some momentum when Stephanie Scarpato (Osterville, Mass.) scored her first collegiate goal with just five seconds left in the second period.
Colby got the lead down to 3-2 when Amanda Comeau (Southbury, Conn.) scored 6:02 into the third period, but Karega got her second goal at 11:57 to give Amherst a two-goal lead.
Becky Julian (South Windsor, Conn.) cut the lead to 4-3 with 3:58 left in the game, but Amherst was able to hold off the Mules.
Krystyn Elek (Summerville, S.C.) had 17 saves for Amherst, while Genevieve Triganne (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) made 25 stops for Colby.
Amherst 4, Colby 3
Amherst: Tarasai Karega (Courtney Hanlon, Randi Zukas), 9:24
Amherst: Megan Quinn (Anna MacLean), 15:15
Amherst: Lindsey Harrington (Kate Dennett, Courtney Hanlon), 2:31
Colby: Stephanie Scarpato (Marissa Mullane), 19:55
Colby: Amanda Comeau (Laura Anning, Caroline Voyles), 6:02
Amherst: Tarasai Karega (Kate Dennett), 11:57
Colby: Becky Julian (Elissa Kurtz), 16:02
Shots: Amherst 29, Colby 20. Goalies: Krystyn Elek (Amherst, 60 minutes, 3 GA, 17 saves); Genevieve Triganne (Colby, 60 minutes, 4 GA, 25 saves).