Women's hockey battles hard for OT victory

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 12, 2009
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Liz Osgood

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Kathy Shei (Iverness, Ill.) made her first collegiate goal a memorable one in overtime as the Colby College women's hockey team took a stunning 4-3 come-from-behind win over University of Massachusetts at Boston on Saturday night at Alfond Rink.

The Mules (2-3-3) trailed 3-0 and were headed for what seemed like certain defeat. However, Colby scored three goals in the final 9:18 of regulation to tie the game and then Shei scored a power play goal off assists from Liz Osgood (North Andover, Mass.) and Stephanie Scarpato (Osterville, Mass.) with just 10 seconds left in overtime.

Colby got started offensively on the power play when Marissa Simmons (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) scored from Scarpato with 9:18 left in the game to cut the Beacon lead to 3-1. Tasha Rivard (Newbury, Mass.) then made it a game with her first collegiate goal on an unassisted play with 8:51 to play. In a span of 27 seconds, the Mules were suddenly back in the game.

With Colby pulling the goalie for an extra attacker, Osgood tied the game at 3-3 off assists from Simmons and Kaitlyn Conway (Andover, Mass.) as the crowd roared its approval.

Filomania Falcucci (Braintree, Mass.) made 12 saves in each period and one in overtime to finish with 37 stops for Colby. Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made 40 saves for UMass-Boston (5-5).

The Beacons scored one goal in each period to go up by three goals. Maria Nasta (Andover, Mass.) scored 1:57 into the game from Kristen Smith (Beavercreek, Ohio), while Laura Duran (Woburn, Mass.) added an unassisted goal just 2:35 into the second period. The Beacons got another early goal in the third period when Sandy Parlato (Needham, Mass.) tallied 3:11 into the period.

Colby 4, UMass-Boston 3, OT

UMass-Boston                  1#1#1#0----3

Colby                                     0#0#3#1----4

1st period

UMB: Maria Nasta (Kristen Smith), 1:57

2nd period

UMB: Laura Duran, 2:35

3rd period

UMB: Sandy Parlato (Laura Duran, Katelyn Corsino), 3:11

C: Marissa Simmons (Stephanie Scarpato), 10:42, PP

C: Tasha Rivard, 11:09

C: Liz Osgood (Kaitlyn Conway, Marissa Simmons), 19:18


C: Kathy Shei (Liz Osgood, Stephanie Scarpato), 4:50, PP

                Shots: UMass-Boston 40, Colby 44. Goalies: Leah Hallett (UMB, 64:50, 4 GA, 40 saves); Filomania Falcucci (Colby, 64:30, 3 GA, 37 saves).





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